The United Way impacts Douglas County in a variety of ways. It funds a wide range of agencies to better serve the community and carefully evaluates needs and services so that charitable dollars are used effectively. The United Way supports collaborative projects so that new initiatives like Skill Builders are created. It also manages the Volunteer Center so that volunteerism increases. The United Way operates the Human Service Center so that agencies operate more efficiently and implements the Fairy Godmother Fund so that women in crisis are assisted.