Thanks to our donors, United Way makes it simple for any individual or family experiencing or near homelessness to connect to vital services at Project Connect.
For people experiencing poverty it can be difficult to navigate through all the organizations needed to meet with to get back on track. Some may have to fit the visits in between work shifts or find transportation to and from the locations. Having all these resources in one place saves a lot of time and stress, making the process much easier.
Thanks to our donors, United Way makes it simple for any individual or family experiencing or near homelessness to connect to vital services at Project Connect. United Way’s community partners come together at various locations across the Valley and throughout the year to provide immediate need, emergency items and long-term solutions, meeting with guests one-on-one, giving them direct attention and really listening to their needs. Guests, with the help of volunteer guides are able to receive important documents – like their social security card, birth certificate, or a driver’s license - eat a good meal, use the shower station, and explore the Project Connect closet to pick up clothes.
Hold Project Connect events throughout the Valley 7 times per year.
The Salvation Army is monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and has ramped up efforts to slow the spread of this virus among its employees, volunteers, and the homeless and other vulnerable people it serves.
Timna Guerchon, started her career at Valley of the Sun United Way as a Loaned Executive Admin in 2011. Having enjoyed her experience, she came back to assist the LE program again in 2013 and was hired on full-time as the Volunteer Coordinator.
The ongoing pandemic has caused organizations like UMOM to reevaluate how to keep their workers and community safe while still providing essential services.
Find ways you can still support our Community and neighbors. Sign up to participate in these unique volunteer opportunities!
Through these unprecedented times, Stand for Children has used this as an opportunity assist and connect with children and families in different ways while working to understand the new landscape in front of them.
The United for the Valley COVID-19 fund provided resources to purchase the needed technology to ensure that students are still able to access their assignments and stay connected with their teachers.
We have the power to rebuild our communities and reimagine a better future for our children if we work together to help young people struggling in the wake of this virus.
As the temperature rises, staying safe outside will become more and more difficult. Here are a few resources available around the Phoenix Metro area.
With the help from the United for the Valley COVID-19 fund, NPFY is closing the gap and increasing their services to meet the safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable youth in our community.
Through help from emergency funding from the United for the Valley COVID-19 grant, The Valley of the Sun YMCA has been able to allocate resources to critical needs areas ranging from child care and food programs, to virtual senior outreach.
Arizona’s spring 2020 graduates worked hard to get here, and we acknowledge that! In honor of Graduate Recognition Day, we want to say how proud we are of our intern’s accomplishments!