Blogs

DE-MYSTIFYING THE UNITED WAY ALICE REPORT
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
A Behind the Scenes Look of Our Economic Gains Raising awareness of the challenges low-to moderate-income working families face Traditional measures of poverty do not capture the magnitude of people who are struggling financially. To better understand the challenges faced by low – to moderate – income families -- and help initiate strategies and...
Sexual Assault: Resources for Families and Tips for Self-Care
Monday, October 15, 2018
Neil Parekh, Director of Network Communications, United Way Worldwide | October 5, 2018 TRIGGER WARNING. This blog post references rape, sexual assault and harassment, but also offers suggestions on how to reach out for help, resources for talking with children and self-care tips. The topic of sexual misconduct – from unwanted advances to assault...
United Way and CROAD Partners Support Albany Fire Survivors
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
In January 2018, the United Way of the Greater Capital Region partnered with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), American Red Cross, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (DHSES), NYS Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NYSVOAD), and numerous other local organizations to...
Fighting Hunger All Summer Long
Thursday, September 20, 2018
When Andrea* moved to Schuylerville with her family, her husband was receiving life-saving dialysis treatments and unable to work, her car was in need of major repairs, and her full-time job just wasn’t enough to make ends meet. There were many times when she worried about how she would feed her three young children – especially during summertime...
Mental Health Issues Can Impact Anyone
Friday, May 27, 2016
Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of age, economic status, or race. Every year, more than 57 million Americans are affected by one or more psychiatric disorders—whether inherited or developed from environmental stress or substance abuse. Mental health disorders are common and treatable. While some are mild, the range includes serious...
Domestic Violence Affects Us All
Friday, October 23, 2015
By Angela Smith, Director of Domestic Violence Program of Schoharie County (Funded Partner: Catholic Charities Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties) October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Throughout the nation campaigns kicked off on October 1 to bring education and understanding to a devastating social problem.  Domestic...
Are you Aware? Domestic Violence in Saratoga County
Friday, October 2, 2015
October 1st is the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Some may ask why we need a month to raise awareness of domestic violence. We’ve all heard of it, right? Yes… and no. Most people in Saratoga County aren’t aware that domestic violence is the #2 violent crime in our county. Most aren’t aware that domestic violence in the primary cause...
The Importance of Summer Meals
Saturday, June 27, 2015
As a mom, I understand the deep desire to give your kids what they need, yet even the basics are out of reach for many hard working moms and dads during the summer. When the school year takes a break, so do school meal programs and opportunities which provide children a safe place to learn, exercise and play. United Way is bringing attention to...
Alternatives to Criminalizing Homelessness
Thursday, April 23, 2015
If the rate of homelessness is a sign of the inequality and poverty that exists in a community, street homelessness is the equivalent of a billboard advertisement. Street homelessness exists to varying degrees across the U.S. It can be blatant, such as that found on the streets of downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Or, it can be a more subtle...