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244,745 people who were struggling received supports through a United Way funded program in 2021
United Way funded programs help people to get back on track by providing critical services such as basic needs, mental health supports, and referral services so they will not fall into a life of poverty.
United Way supports 33 programs, partnerships, initiatives, and collaboratives to help vulnerable community members with basic needs and personal well-being. In 2021:
Every funded program reports the impact that programs have on clients. Here are some examples:
United Way funding is helping kids from the start, with caregiver education programs, early learning and development, support through the school years and all the way to high school completion to prepare them for a life beyond poverty.
United Way supports 28 programs, partnerships, initiatives, and collaboratives to help children succeed through their school years and work toward reaching their full potential. In 2021:
Every funded program reports the impact that programs have on clients. Key impacts are:
United Way funded programs are empowering people to create new beginnings with supports such as employment and financial literacy training to help them rise above a life of poverty.
United Way supports 19 programs, partnerships, initiatives, and collaboratives to help individuals and families build job skills and financial stability. In 2021:
United Way works with partners to create a strong foundation for the social services sector in our region by supporting services to work effectively and efficiently, provide vital backbone support, and to create solutions together. This enhances the sector’s ability to Create Pathways Out of Poverty.
United Way supports 27 programs, partnerships, initiatives, and collaboratives in:
Research, to gain a stronger understanding of the issues and the activities that might create greater impact.
Evaluation, so that we can assess whether we are making a difference.
Collaboration, recognizing that we must work together in various ways, and to varying degrees, to truly create impact.