While we work to address the root causes of important community issues, United Way realizes that there are individuals in our region who need our support right now. Through the Impact Fund, we work to improve housing and housing support services, food assistance programs, personal safety services and disaster response systems. Rarely are any of us prepared when a crisis hits. But when a crisis does occur, United Way is there, providing those in need with services and assistance to bring the stability they need to get back on track.
Throughout the region in FY ’13:
- More than 77,000 individuals received food assistance.
- More than 4,000 individuals received utility assistance.
- Nearly 5,000 individuals received emergency shelter.
- 3,499 children received child abuse intervention services.
- More than 14,650 victims of domestic violence received crisis intervention counseling.
To find a local nonprofit organization that can provide these or other supports, call 2-1-1, a free confidential helpline that connects individuals throughout the region with health and human services agencies in their local communities.