Making an Impact: Our Results in the Community
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, United Way of Central Maryland is changing the odds for families and communities. View our most recent results reports below.
We all win when students succeed in school, families are financially stable and people are healthy. Using a collective impact approach, United Way of Central Maryland is changing the odds for families and communities by focusing on the basic building blocks of a self-sufficient life: education, financial stability and health.
Here’s how we helped recently in central Maryland:
2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline
Food. Housing. Health care. Utility bills. These are just a few of the issues that 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline helps callers with every day. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number that links people to the health and human services they need and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 150 languages.
In 2014, 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline answered more than 96,400 calls.
Here’s how 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline helped in 2013 (FY 2014 Annual Report coming soon):
Access to Healthy Food Initiative
More than 325,000 central Marylanders are food insecure. United Way of Central Maryland’s Access to Healthy Food Initiative aims to increase access to healthy food by at least 1.5 million pounds each year. Thanks to generous support from our donors, we’ve surpassed our goal and increased access to healthy food in central Maryland by 7.6 million pounds within the first 33 months of the initiative.
Here’s more on how our Access to Healthy Food Initiative helped from October 2011 - July 2014:
Family Stability Initiative
Our Family Stability Initiative helps prevent at-risk families from becoming homeless and helps those who are already homeless find an affordable place to call home. Case managers continue to work with families to ensure they remain housed and are set for success.
We’ve helped 108 families find a place to call home or remain housed since the Family Stability Initiative launched in May 2012 and 91 percent of families have been successful in maintaining housing.*
Here’s more on how our Family Stability Initiative helped from May 2012 - March 2014:
How we help in each county we serve: