There’s no single way to break the cycle of poverty. That is why United Way isn’t a single issue organization. Because of our donors, we are able to pull together the most promising organizations across Maricopa County that provide comprehensive support in three key areas: Fight For Kids, Fight For Families and Fight For Neighborhoods.
In partnership with 140 exceptional local programs, United Way invests nearly $100 million to address the multiple causes of poverty in the Valley.
Homelessness continues to be an ongoing issue in Maricopa County, and while the community has made strides toward combating the number of individuals and families facing homelessness, there are still gaps in the system that we must fill in order to help this growing population. This White Paper provides an overview of the current state of homelessness in the Valley while highlighting strengths and weaknesses in the system and outlining methods the Valley of the Sun United Way and the surrounding volunteer community can continue to utilize to address necessary gaps.