Together, we help people in crisis meet basic needs

How do we help people meet basic needs?

Part of our mission is to ensure that the basic necessities of life are available for those in need. We call this Safety Net Services. When you give to United Way, you help veterans, people starting over after abuse, foster children, homeless youth and adults, seniors who need food and more. Watch this video from Sue Krall, retired executive director of New Journey Community Outreach, as she shares how United Way investments in Safety Net Services helped one local man achieve employment and independence.

Together, we help in so many ways:
A boy at Easterseals Eastern PA is smiling at the camera

WE HELP VETERANS THRIVE

When we all work together, we help veterans return to civilian life with dignity and much-needed supports. We also provide critical transportation services to the VA Hospital for veterans who cannot drive themselves.

A young woman smiling at teh camer

WE HELP HOMELESS YOUTH

Every school district in Berks County has homeless youth in need of help. When older teens and young adults have a safe place to live and receive supportive services, they are more likely to graduate from high school and thrive as adults.

An 84-year-old man with a long white beard is standing next to a grocery cart full of fresh groceries obtained at a food pantry in Kutztown, PA

WE IMPROVE ACCESS TO FOOD

Seniors, families and individuals throughout Berks County continue to face hard choices, like whether to buy food or pay a utility bill. Together, we help supply food pantries with nutritious foods and give people peace of mind.

Through our unique Community Wide Care approach, your gift helps children succeed in school, empowers families to become financially stable, promotes healthy lifestyles and helps those most in need. Everything we do is focused on Education, Health, Financial Stability and Safety Net Services. Together, we bring help, hope and opportunity.

Together, we LIVE UNITED.