Building Strong Communities

Why is this focus area important?

Inclusion and engagement helps offset social isolation and strengthen the ability to integrate successfully into the community and work place. When individuals and families can access the supports and services that build skills and confidence, they are better equipped to overcome life challenges.



United Way builds strong communities by supporting positive mental health initiatives; creating a barrier free path to services and connecting people to their community.


3,406 LGBTQ2S+ individuals were provided with peer support in a safe and inclusive space.

 2,334 counseling sessions were provided to survivors of sexual assault.

99% of the 24,000 individuals and families who made a distress call when facing a crisis reported that the intervention service was helpful for their situation.

Lives Changed

Rose overcame mental health struggles with the help of a United Way tutoring program.

Scott OakleyBuilding strong communities