WE FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL
There are basic necessities that everyone requires to live a better life. Food and housing top the list, but according to the United Way ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained, Employed) Report, nearly half of Central Florida is struggling to consistently provide the basics. United Way worked to reduce the level of crisis for 275,239 of our community members by helping to meet immediate, emergency needs through programs and services.
UNITED WAY MANAGED PROGRAMS
- 258,500 individuals received assistance through United Way’s 2-1-1 Information and Referral Crisis Line. Ranging from suicide crisis de-escalation to hurricane season information to connecting individuals with resources to meet housing, food, healthcare and utility needs, 2-1-1 was there to answer the call 24/7/365.
UNITED WAY FUNDED PROGRAMS FAST FACTS
- 13,974 were provided with case management services and 7,007 were provided with low barrier emergency housing in support of issues related to homelessness and domestic violence
- 36,385,633 meals were served through congregate meal services and emergency food pantries
- 92% of seniors reported “maintained or improved” ability to live independently
- 91% of seniors reported “maintained or improved” physical and mental well-being
PARTNER AGENCIES IN BASIC NEEDS
Heart of Florida United Way has partnered with non-profit agencies across Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties to ensure every person in our community has access to the basic necessities needed to live a better life.
- Catholic Charities of Central Florida
- Christian Service Center for Central Florida, Inc.
- The Christian Sharing Center
- Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
- Harbor House (Orange County Center Against Domestic Violence)
- Help Now of Osceola
- Meals on Wheels Etc., Inc.
- Osceola Council on Aging, Inc.
- Safehouse of Seminole
- The Salvation Army of Orange & Osceola County
- The Salvation Army of Seminole County
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
- Seniors First, Inc.Updated February 2021