When You Give, Lives Change!
Last year, programs funded by the United Way of the Laurel Highlands touched more than 58,000 lives in Cambria and Somerset Counties — a 40% increase over the previous year.
Families were helped through programs that address food security, homelessness, health care and mental health. Our core work focuses on early childhood development, parental engagement and youth drug and alcohol prevention, investing in evidence-based programs that have proven success.
The newest program, a regional Diaper Bank, is supplying diapers to families from southern Somerset County to northern Cambria County.
Through the caring power of community members like you, families are receiving the essentials to help their babies flourish. I hope you’ll join us in supporting our 2022 Annual Campaign. United together, we create lasting change.
6,500 - The number of students who participated in Botvin's drug & alcohol prevention program.
3,719 - The number of safe nights provided for women and children who escaped domestic abuse.
878 - The number of men, women and children who avoided homelessness.
15,173 - The number of people who were provided medical care and support with mental illness, including COVID vaccines.
180 - The number of men, women and children who maintained utilities to keep warm.
27,129 - The number of times families obtained food from a pantry.
3,091 - The number of children who received developmental tutoring services.
1,684 - The number of victims of crimes and sexual violence who received supportive services.
58,354 - The number of people whose lives were touched through a United Way Partner Agency.