When PEOPLE can't meet their basic needs, little else matters and temporary setbacks become DEEPER PROBLEMS that affect FAMILIES and entire COMMUNITIES.
Your partnership with United Way of the Greater Capital Region supports:
- Housing programs; food pantries; community meal sites; counseling, advocacy and sheltering for domestic violence victims and more.
Results | Advancing the Common Good
CARL was injured on the job and couldn't work. As the bills mounted, he worried that he and his four children would become homeless. Through a United Way-funded partner, Carl received temporary financial aid, assistance with budgeting and saving, and help landing a new full-time position that paid more than his former job. Carl has since paid off his outstanding debt and remains stably housed. (note: photo is illustrative and name was changed to protect privacy).
United Way of the Greater Capital Region is committed to making an impact in the areas of EDUCATION, INCOME and HEALTH. Research and experience show that these are building blocks for a strong community and a good quality of life for all.
Without a quality education, it can be tough to earn income to meet basic needs. Lack of sufficient income creates barriers to education and good health. And poor health or lack of access to care makes it hard to earn a living wage or gain an education.
When our community comes together to give, advocate and volunteer around these building blocks, we can create lasting change. Together, we can accomplish far more than if we work alone. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.