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

Because of people like you, United Way is there for families like Mary's in times of crisis. Today, even more families are facing financial insecurity, and the demand for emergency services is on the rise. 
Great opportunity to have a positive impact on our community "I joined ELS because it provides a great opportunity to both have a positive impact on our community and to network with other professionals in our area." – Ken Charette, Esq.
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C
Emerging Leaders Membership Committee

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