WORKING TO PREVENT & END FAMILY HOMELESSNESS IN CENTRAL MARYLAND
United Way’s The Way Home programs work to put families on the path to stability. We believe that an affordable house, and a safe house are a basic human need, essential to keeping families intact, protected, healthy and self-sufficient. While the region’s shelter system provides critical services to the homeless, shelters should be used as a last resort – and as briefly as possible – by homeless families with young children.
Families are currently the fastest-growing homeless group. That’s why United Way uses a successful national model to prevent family homelessness and quickly divert those who lose their homes from shelters into housing.
377 families are currently enrolled in United Way housing programs. 687 families have experienced a successful completion in the program.
And we won’t stop there. By providing families the support and resources they need to build financial security, we continue to strengthen communities across central Maryland – one family at a time.