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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, child care, information and referral services, and language support.


Providing Help When its Needed Most

We support basic needs programs that cover:

  • Food insecurity
  • Emergency shelter and transitional housing
  • Help with rent, heating and utility bills
  • Information, referrals and case management
  • Child care
  • Interpretation and translation services

Basic Needs Results

934,166 Meals

provided to individuals in need.

55,032 People

received help with housing or utilities.

37,739 People

received information and referral to human service organizations.

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