We Fight for Survival

In their most desperate hour, United Way was able to reduce crisis for 358,541 individuals in our community. From escaping domestic abuse to eviction to childhood hunger, more than $11 million in programs or services were invested last year to alleviate these social concerns.


  • 309,439 individuals were assisted by United Way’s 2-1-1 Information and Assistance Crisis Line last year. Every month, more than half of the callers requested assistance with shelter and utilities.
  • 1,135 families went from homeless to housed with the help of case management services.
  • $465,918 in one-time emergency assistance was provided to families to prevent homelessness and other crises.
  • 46,689 people were served by a United Way-funded program that provides emergency food and shelter services.
  • More than 1 million meals were served.
  • 96% of seniors served by United Way-funded programs maintained or improved their ability to survive independently.

United We Win by Partnering

Together, United Way and our partner agencies make strides in creating immediate change while investing in results for the long term. The following are grant recipients for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.


Basic Needs

American Red Cross of Central Florida

Catholic Charities of Central Florida

Christian Service Center for Central Florida, Inc.

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

Harbor House of Central Florida

Help Now of Osceola

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando

Meals on Wheels Etc., Inc.

Osceola Council on Aging, Inc.

Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida

Safehouse of Seminole

The Salvation Army of Orange County

The Salvation Army of Seminole County

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Seniors First, Inc.