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Success Stories  
Project Discovery Fredericksburg's goal is to assist at-risk youth with high-school graduation and transition to college. With the help of The Rappahannock United Way, the dedication of staff and the determination of the student who participate, the program is a big success. Hear the stories of Jamal and his sister Tamiya, two young people with big plans for the future.


Micah Ecumenical Ministries’s mission is to help the chronically homeless overcome barriers such as mental health, disabilities, substance abuse, and the loss of supportive relationships. A key part of the ministry’s successful work is it’s Respite House in downtown Fredericksburg. With the support of The Rappahannock United Way, Micah Ecumenical Ministries continues to change lives for the better and bring the community together in a holistic approach that serves all of our neighbors’ needs.


The Rappahannock United Way offers free tax help, preparation and financial coaching for middle income households.

With the help of local volunteers these free programs have saved local residents hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax preparation services and returned a collective $1.5 million last year.


Martin, a husband and struggling father of 5, was once faced with the reality of he and his family becoming homeless. But when Rappahannock United Way-funded programs stepped in, Martin's life was forever transformed. Watch now
Trish, a devoted wife and loving mother, on the surface was living a very happy life. Unbeknownst to her friends, family and neighbors she was actually suffering from domestic abuse. With the help of programs funded by Rappahannock United Way, Trish became both an inspiration and a survivor. Watch now
Amanda was forced to grow up fast, after becoming pregnant at age 17. Although she knew the basics of raising a child, she had no idea the complexities of intellectual and emotional development. Thanks to parenting classes funded by Rappahannock United Way, Amanda's child is being given the tools to grow up successful. Watch now
Henry spent a large portion of his life behind bars. The day he was released, a program funded by Rappahannock United Way was there waiting for him, with open arms and the tools necessary to turn his life around. Watch now
Annie was living the life most dream of, with the big house and happy marriage. Until the day her husband decided to stray from that marriage; forcing her to start a new life for her and her child, which required the assistance of Rappahannock United and several of our partner agencies. Watch now
There are many more stories out there, where Rappahannock United Way and our partner agencies have touched and changed the lives of individuals in this community. We invite you to submit your own and read more.





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Tony's Court Appointed Special Advocate prevents him from becoming a foster care statistic

Judith has a new beginning thanks to tax services program

Six year-old Lila finds hope in a volunteer friend

15 year-old Amelia's life turns around with the help of a volunteer

Kyle finds hope through day support services for adults with intellectual disabilities

David's mentoring improves Quentin's life at school and home

Cynthia and her three children flee domestic violence