How We Help
Understanding Our Community
Researching the Capital Region’s specific needs means we can serve the community
in a way that works. With our Life in the Capital Region Assessment and the United Way of
Pennsylvania’s focus on ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed)
households, we’re able to identify those in need and find ways to help.
Our mission is to improve lives in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties by identifying the most pressing community needs, finding solutions to those needs, and demonstrating how these solutions are making a difference. All our programs are designed to address the root causes of the problems facing at-risk communities in the capital region.
Click below to learn more about our work in the areas of access to health care, basic needs,
school readiness and workforce development.
Resources for Those in Need
DO YOU NEED HELP? Call 211. Available 24/7.
Call 211 to be connected to a wide range of services. Get help with food, clothing, crisis/emergency counseling and more
Money in Your Pocket Free Tax Prep Services
Money in Your Pocket offers free tax preparation services for low- to moderate-income families.
No Insurance? Need Help With Health Care?
Contact to Care‘s community health workers can connect you to health insurance options, medical appointments and help overcome barriers to care.
Is Your Child Ready for School and Ready to Succeed?
Ready for School, Ready to Succeed provides free workshops for children ages 3 to 5 to prepare them for kindergarten.
Unemployed? Need Help Finding – and Keeping – a Job?
Road to Success can connect you to available jobs, transportation, child care and more.
Surviving Tough Economic Times Guide
This guide includes a list local programs, resources and services to help those facing unemployment or tough economic times.
SingleCare Prescription Discount Card
The SingleCare discount card helps those without prescription drug coverage by reducing the cost of prescriptions at participating pharmacies.
Service Providers and Programs
United Way of the Capital Region supports several local service providers and programs in the areas of access to health care, basic needs, school readiness and workforce development.
Resources for Nonprofit Organizations
Area nonprofits funded by United Way can find resources here.