WHO YOU HELP

FINANCIALLY STRUGGLING FAMILIES

Be a lifeline for families.

Sometimes families face the unexpected—and an early helping hand can be the difference between a short-term set-back and a major life crisis. United Way helps bridge the gap for financially struggling families with short-term support and also helps build a path to self-sufficiency for the future. Whether that’s keeping the lights on, preventing hunger or homelessness, providing transportation, helping to secure employment, or providing access to other community resources.

Two in five U.S. families struggle to make ends meet. When we help families in our local community avert financial crisis, and improve financial stability, we can prevent more costly consequences that affect our entire community. Through programs that help families, women experiencing a first-time crisis, veterans and their families we work to prevent:

  • Homelessness
  • Hunger
  • Employment challenges
  • Transportation challenges
  • Improved access to resources and financial assistance

OUR INITIATIVES

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Southwest PA Says No More

One in three girls in the United States report physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a partner. Southwest PA Says NO MORE works with high school athletic coaches to educate young males on healthy relationships…

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Free Tax Preparation

United Way volunteers help low-income working families complete and file tax returns so they can receive critical income that helps them maintain basic needs for themselves and their families.

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Mission United

Many returning veterans face challenges gaining employment, mental health or disability issues, and the prospect of homelessness. Mission United is a program that helps thousands of returning heroes to…

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United for Women

Thousands of women in our region are struggling for the first time due to a health diagnosis, divorce, the death of a spouse, lost job or other crisis. United for Women offers short-term financial assistance…

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Over 46,500 struggling families

were helped

in 2017-18

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