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Basic Needs


Basic Needs

Every community needs a support system for individuals and families to turn to in urgent situations. United Way of the Capital Region supports services providing food, housing and utilities, childcare, information and referral services, and language support.


Providing Help When its Needed Most

We support basic needs programs that cover:

  • Food insecurity
  • Domestic violence shelters and legal assistance
  • Homeless shelters and transitional housing
  • Emergency services including food and shelter following a disaster; help with heating and utility bills, rent, medications, and transportation to help individuals get and stay employed
  • Information, referrals and case management
  • Child care

Basic Needs Results

702,446 Meals

provided to individuals in need.

441 Women

and children received shelter.

559 Homeless

and near homeless individuals received legal assistance.

Do You Need Help?

Get help now by calling 211.

211 specialists can connnect you with a wide range of services. Get help with food, clothing, crisis and emergency counseling, disaster relief and more. The service is free, confidential and accessible 24/7.

Call 211 or text your zip code to 898211. 

Click Here to Get Help Online

Get Help

Get connected. Get answers. Call 211 or visit pa211.org.

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United Way of the Capital Region 2235 Millennium Way
Enola, PA 17025