Funded Programs

Through a new collaborative and community-based endeavor, United Way of Bucks County will invest in programs that are devoted to creating sustainable change in our community.

Throughout 2016, United Way worked with over 75 different service providers, community members, and representatives from county government to determine community investments to be made in 2017.

Through those efforts, Community Solutions Teams were formed in five key areas: Early Child Care and Education; Access to Benefits and Assistance for Senior Citizens; Information and Referral Services; Help with Emergency Needs; and Hunger and Food Insecurity. A sixth team focusing on Housing and Homelessness will begin work in 2017.

The programs listed here represent some of the people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. Together, we address the key issues that destabilize our community. We are extremely proud of the work being done which wouldn’t be possible without our generous donors and volunteers.

Thirteen agencies will receive funds for programming in 2017. Below is a listing of newly funded programs by area:

Early Child Care and Education
Family Service Association:
Parents as Teachers
Nurturing Parenting
Child Home and Community in Partnership with YWCA of Bucks County:
Building the Family

Access to Benefits and Assistance for Senior Citizens
Family Service Association:
Benefits navigation for seniors

Information and Referral Services
Family Service Association:
First Call for Help Line improvements

Help with Emergency Needs
Bucks County Opportunity Council:
Emergency Services Program
Advocates for Homeless and Those in Need, Bucks County Opportunity Council, Family Service Association of Bucks County, Lily’s Hope Foundation, Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA, Network of Victim Assistance, A Woman’s Place:
Utility and transportation assistance to low- and moderate-income residents

Hunger and Food Insecurity
Bucks County Opportunity Council, Philabundance, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, St. Mary Medical Center Families Living Well Program:
Mobile, neighborhood food distribution program