United Way donates $1.2 million to Bybee Lakes Hope Center to help support Portland’s houseless community. The grant will more than double capacity for an innovative approach to transitional housing from 126 to 318 beds, making the center a model for other communities across the nation to follow.
We want to take a moment to show our appreciation for YOU and all that you've done for our community! Thanks to your generosity, thousands of kids and families have had a safe place to call home, and their basic needs met, during these challenging times.
2020 has been a challenging year for thousands of families, like Lisette and her 13-year-old son Elijah who struggled moving from place to place in temporary shelters and sometimes even having to sleep in her car. Thanks to your generosity and the support of our nonprofit partners, United Way helped provide Lisette the resources she needed to afford a home for herself and her son.
Hear from our Chief Impact Officer, Amanda Whalen, on how UWCW centers racial equity in creating sustainable impact across our region.
The Resilient Families Fund will provide supportive housing services for families with the highest risk of being displaced in the wake of COVID-19 and prevent these families from becoming houseless. Your support is essential to help our community recover and become more resilient.
We’ve launched the United Way Resilient Families Fund to provide supportive housing services for families with the highest risk of being displaced in the wake of COVID-19 and prevent these families from becoming houseless. We need your support to help our community recover and become more resilient.
Through Census Assistance Centers (CACs) and the We Count Oregon campaign, United Way and CEFCO established over 100 partnerships with community-based organizations across the state.
Mar Hirschfield, Census Equity Manager from APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) shares her perspective on the Census and why the partnership with United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is so important.
This year’s 13th annual MLK Weekend of Service demonstrates how your local United Way has been creating impact for 100 years… by bringing communities and partners together to make our region a better place.
Meet Paul Lumley, Executive Director of the Native American Youth Center. As a partner with United Way, NAYA is able to provide support for childhood education within their community, enhancing cultural identity through specialized resources and maintaining their voice within our community. In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, United Way celebrates our partnership with NAYA and difference they're making in our region.
Meet Glenn. A single father supporting twin girls entirely on his own, Glenn found himself struggling to support his family and provide stable housing. Thanks to your generosity and the support of our nonprofit partners, United Way helped provide Glenn the resources he needed to afford a home for himself and his daughters.
Stephanie Barr, Direct of Services and Mission Impact at YWCA, discusses how United Way's partnership with YWCA has helped their organization assist thousands of community members throughout the region while maintaining a lens of equity and inclusion.
From playgrounds to classrooms to outdoor spaces, our volunteers made a huge difference at Oliver P Lent Elementary on #ComcastCaresDay. Take a look at the awesome work that was done by our Comcast and Hands on Greater Portland volunteers.
Meg Doxtator has been donating to United Way for two decades. Join Meg and donors everywhere by becoming a United Way IMPACT-OR and seeing the difference your monthly contribution can make for families in our region.
Andy Le has been giving to United Way for 18 years - but his connection with United Way began when he was eight years old and his family fled Vietnam and came to the United States. Andy shares his story and encourages community members like you to give back.