Crisis

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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 400,388 of our community members by helping to meet immediate, emergency needs by leveraging an investment more than $10.3 million in programs and services.

UNITED WAY MANAGED PROGRAMS

  • 344,373 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.
  • 42 Hurricane Maria evacuee families who fled the devastation caused by the storm now have permanent housing in Central Florida through the Hurricane Maria Housing Assistance program

UNITED WAY FUNDED PROGRAMS FAST FACTS

  • 52,558 received emergency assistance, food or shelter services
  • More than 1 million meals were served
  • 91% of eligible households received mainstream resources
  • 97% of seniors reported “maintained or improved” ability to live independently
  • 93% 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.

  • 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.