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Impact Stories

United Way brings people, resources and organizations together to do what no single agency, donor, volunteer or sector can do alone: We tackle the toughest issues facing our community by focusing on Education, Health, and Financial Stability, and we mobilize every resource, partner, and voice to create the foundation for our neighbors to have a quality life. Through your gifts to the United Way Community Fund, we support 66 programs through 35 Partner Agencies.
Here are several ways that your dollars improve the lives of individuals and families in York County.


Education: How Carlos found a place to open up, connect and build confidence 
(Communities In Schools' Integrated Student Services)


Education: Jasmine and her son, RJ, find a place to flourish
(York Day Nursery's Child Care)


Education: With support and a learning plan, Jimmy is able to thrive
(YMCA of York and York County's Early Learning Center)


Education: High school student Astha discovers her role as a community leader
(Leadership York's Future Leaders of York)



Health: Celia finds support and safety from abuse during COVID-19
(YWCA York's Domestic Violence Shelter and Victim Assistance Center Counseling)


Health: Overcoming addiction, two parents fight to reunite their family
(Pressley Ridge's In-Home Family Services)


Health: Hope finds a safe place to speak about her sexual abuse
(York County Children's Advocacy Center's Child Forensic and Advocacy Services)


Health: Even at a young age, Abby learns to put a voice to her emotions
(TrueNorth Wellness Services' Substance Abuse Prevention Program)


Health: How Mark learned to manage his anger and build healthy relationships
(SpiriTrust Lutheran's Domestic Abuse Solutions)


Health: Coulson's family finds a therapy program to help him thrive
(Leg Up Farm's Outpatient Therapy Program)


Health: Despite disabilities, Mary receives the support necessary to achieve independent housing
(The Arc of York County's Case Management/Advocacy)


Health: Helping Chris, disruptive in preschool, and his family to navigate mental health services
(TrueNorth Wellness Services' Transitions Program)



Financial Stability: Empowering the Jones family to set goals and develop a budget to secure safe housing
(Bell Socialization Services' Bell Bridge Housing)


Financial Stability: Newly widowed, Cynthia gains skills for a new job to support her family
(New Hope Ministries' Economic Stability Centers)


Financial Stability: With support to finish her high school equivalency, Faye pursues her dream of becoming a nurse
(York County Literacy Council's Adult Reading)


Financial Stability: From crisis to safety, single mother Yarumy gains secure housing
(The Salvation Army's Family Emergency Assistance)


Financial Stability: Lisa overcomes barriers to achieving self-sufficiency
(Community Progress Council's Getting Ahead in A Just Getting By World)


Read more about the impact of the United Way Community Fund here.