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Emergency Services

What We do in emergency situations


Why our mission matters

Natural disasters, job loss, loss of a loved one, illness, accidents, disabilities, family problems, victimization and the problems of growing up and growing old know no boundaries. People from all backgrounds benefit from services provided by United Way partner agencies.
  • A natural disaster can strike at any time.
  • There is an unmet demand for shelter capacity, including homelessness and domestic violence.
  • Elder abuse cases and child neglect have increased.


Emergency Services has a set funded level to ensure vital services are available to the community. United Way invests in disaster response and relief services, emergency housing such as shelters, and violence and crisis intervention support.
Investment Portfolio

United Way Emergency Services

Emergency Services as a whole are invaluable to this community for those individuals who either find themselves falling between the cracks, running out of options, no other place to go or seek support.
I want to be an active member of the next generation of Leaders "Being a part of the Emerging Leaders is important to me because I want to be an active member of the next generation of leaders to have a positive impact on the Lehigh Valley. Giving back is extremely important to me because I know that my volunteer time and monetary contributions will help strengthen the community that we live in. This program also provides me the opportunity to network with the great leaders of the Valley which I hope will assist me to become a better civil servant in the years to come." – Mark Chando
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