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United Way creates opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community by helping people meet their BASIC NEEDS, gain a quality EDUCATION, earn a stable INCOME and maintain good HEALTH. These are the building blocks for a good life and a strong Capital Region. To achieve the greatest positive impact in people lives and community conditions, United Way leads initiatives that find solutions to some of the most stubborn social issues affecting individuals and families. United Way's strategic intiatives

  • Drive lasting, positive change, not just today but for generations
  • Recognize that issues with multiple causes require a multi-pronged approach sustained over time
  • Improve the social wellbeing of our community in key areas including access to food, education, financial stability and family health
  • Utilize research, data and proven practices
  • Incorporate measurement and monitoring so efforts can be adjusted as needed and success can be replicated
  • Tackle problems at their root to avoid repeated and expensive band-aid solutions to recurring crises
Our United Against Hunger Initiative makes sure Capital Region families have consistent access to affordable and nutritious food. Our Bright Starts for Brilliant Futures initiative makes sure every child has the foundation for success from cradle to career. Our support of the CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region helps families keep more of what they earn and become financially secure. Our 2-1-1 telephone information and referral service connects people with the resources they need to overcome life's challenges.
     
Our Family and Neighborhood Resource Centers serve as one-stop locations where families have access to a network of coordinated services for healing, growth and resilience.