Impact Stories

United Way of York County 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 Economic Mobility, 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 of York County Impact Fund (formerly the Community Fund), we support 64 programs through 34 Partner Agencies.
Here are several ways that your dollars improve the lives of individuals and families in York County.


Education: Megan learns to control her anger, and develops her passion for cheer
(Crispus Attucks York's Rising STARS Program)


Education: Julie realizes the lifelong impact of building her leadership skills 
(Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania's Leadership Experience and GIRLS Go STEAM programs)


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)


Education: Young Scouts discover confidence on the climbing wall
(Boy Scouts of America – New Birth of Freedom Council's Traditional Scouting)



Health: Brian overcomes a chaotic home life to pursue success after high school
(Children's Home of York's Independent Living Program at George Street)


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: 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)



Economic Mobility: Meeting David's immediate and long-term needs through 211
(CONTACT Helpline / PA 211)


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


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


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


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


Economic Mobility: 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 of York County Impact Fund here.