We all pay a price people in OUR COMMUNITY lack resources for HEALTHY LIVING or face BARRIERS to preventative CARE and treatment.
Your partnership with United Way of the Greater Capital Region supports:
- Programs that provide nutrition for children, the elderly and underserved populations; services helping senior citizens maintain independence; advocacy and help for domestic violence victims; mental health programs; referrals through United Way 2-1-1 Northeast Region and more.
Results | Advancing the Common Good
JOHN faced rising utility bills and was struggling to make ends meet. John's family also lacked health insurance, but they were not eligible for Medicaid. John called 2-1-1 and a trained information and referral specialist put him in touch with a consumer advocate at his utility company and provided contact information for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), in addition to an emergency hotline - in case his family faced termination of service. United Way 2-1-1 also provided information on reduced-cost medical coverage through the Department of Social Services' Family Health Plus program.
Our commitment to the community
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 difficult to earn income to meet basic needs. Lack of sufficient income can create barriers to education and good health. And poor health can make it a struggle to earn a living wage or access educational opportunities.
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.