Mission: Mission statement: to improve lives by coordinating and promoting the caring power in the community. Vision statement: to the "way" in which volunteers, resources and agencies are "united" to enhance the quality of life in our community.
Programs: Ada regional united way (aruw) has been involved in a variety of local community engagement activities; the executive director holds a position on the core team of the advisory council of smart start oklahoma south central, serves as the chair of the pontotoc county emergency food and shelter local board, holds the position of chair of the pontotoc county systems of care/turning point/stop/community council coalition and serves on the executive committee of the pontotoc county drug free coalition, aruw has also hosted community events collaboratively with local partnerships. Aruw continues to support the online volunteer site and coordinates volunteers in the community including local high schools and the local university. Aruw continues to act as the administrator of the county's charity tracker on line password protection database coordinating the efforts supporting the community with shared information regarding assistance for the community needs (especially immediate needs). Charity tracker is now used to identify the plan of action to provide a way out of current situations of need to self sustainability of families/individuals. Aruw serves as an information hub by utilizing constant contact e-mail/event marketing; allowing the community to be informed in a cost effective manner with up to date information of community events/activities. Aruw also shares information and advocacy utilizing social media.