Basic Needs – United Way Alberta Capital Region

Basic Needs

United Way is helping individuals and families build a strong foundation to live healthy, stable, successful lives. 201,675 people accessed supports for basic needs and personal well-being in 2021.

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What We Do

We live in one of the most prosperous communities in North America, and still, thousands of families and individuals are unable to meet their basic needs. Poverty negatively affects all areas of life including housing, food security, clothing, safety, access to resources, and physical and mental health. The physical, social, and emotional effects of not having a warm home or food in the cupboard can be devastating.

United Way and its local frontline partners provide individuals and families in the Edmonton area with access to healthy, affordable food and emergency relief, as well as assistance in successfully finding and maintaining housing.

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Your donation to United Way stays 100% local, providing life-changing support to individuals and families within your community.