Metro United Way

Metro United Way (MUW) works to improve lives and community in Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, and Shelby counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties in Indiana. MUW harnesses the power of donors, volunteers, thought leaders, experts, other nonprofits, and government at all levels to ensure positive, sustainable change for every person in their seven-county region with a specific focus on the three priorities of thriving kids, strong households, and an equitable community.

McNary Group has consulted with MUW on numerous projects over the years.

Project 1

During the Spring of 2020, Metro United Way was awarded a two-year grant from United Way Worldwide (UWW) and United Parcel Service (UPS) to serve as one of four local United Ways (LUWs) engaged in a new national initiative— United Against Human Trafficking

McNary Group was contracted to assist Metro United Way with their efforts in Louisville. Our efforts focused on conducting a comprehensive landscape analysis of the current state of human trafficking and anti-trafficking efforts in our local community. We utilized a participatory approach and a mixed methods research design to realize this objective. 

Serving as project manager, McNary Group convened a steering committee, co-designed a research study with the committee, implemented the research, and produced a community-level report. 

The final report reveals needs and gaps in which Metro United Way and its various member groups (volunteers, donors, and partner businesses and organizations) may add value and play a meaningful role in preventing trafficking and supporting survivors. 

A report summary is also available.