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We fight for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in our community.
United Way believes that every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect – this includes equal treatment and access to justice. Our mission is to fight for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in every community.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to be healthy, to learn, and to live a quality life. Our society has an obligation to work together to remove the barriers that divide and oppress.
United Way of Greater High Point continues our unwavering commitment to make positive change in our community.
Thank you, Greater High Point!
At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, United Way of Greater High Point established the UWGHP Emergency Relief Fund to aid residents impacted by COVID-19. By collaborating with our partner agencies and other local non-profits to determine ongoing needs, these funds have been distributed to help provide COVID-19 impact support to families, children, seniors and all in need throughout our community. The UWGHP Emergency Fund which was in place through May 31, 2020 allocated $241,019 through a grant process to qualified, local non-profits --- grants specifically designed to meet the emerging or unmet community needs, and support innovative solutions to local COVID-19 impact issues.
Thank you, Greater High Point, for responding to the call of action during these difficult times! The challenges of this pandemic have tested the resilience of our community and your compassion to help others who are struggling is a testimony of hope.
As recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 continues,
we ask you to think about the many community members that are still experiencing overwhelming difficulties and hardships:
Employment disruptions, such as reduced hours, layoffs and furlough
Financial instabilities, such as unforeseen circumstances including decrease in take home pay, lack of work and illness
Education interruptions, such as school closings and children without access to educational resources
Food insecurities, such as seniors and families with children on tight incomes
Housing vulnerabilities, such as mounting utilities, rent and medical bills on limited finances, or minimal shelter availability for homelessness
Medical access, such as transportation and those in need of homebound support
According to an economic report from Prosperity Now, millions of Americans are one missed paycheck away from poverty. Help break the cycle.
In this beyond-your-control simulation, we challenge you to navigate through economic hardships, unexpected dilemmas, and real-life scenarios that millions of families living on the edge of poverty face every day.
1 in 8 Americans live in poverty. How would you navigate given limited resources?
United Way of Greater High Point is diligently working with our community partners to develop plans to ensure vulnerable residents receive the help they need. Together, we have met many needs caused by the COVID-19 impacts. But the impacts of the pandemic have left a list of overwhelming effects. The challenges are not over. You can make a difference. Please donate to United Way of Greater High Point and help your local community today.
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NC 211 – Coronavirus Response
NC 2-1-1, a statewide United Way-funded hotline that serves as an information and referral service system for people in need, will continue to support callers needing access to resources such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs throughout this pandemic. This service is free, confidential, and available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Additional information is also available at www.nc211.org.
211 is taking steps to enhance services to their existing callers with additional information on COVID-19. They will also be tracking economic hardship resources to meet the many needs we anticipate will surface as a result of the pandemic.
North Carolinians can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19. Sign up now to get regular alerts on the rapidly evolving situation and North Carolina’s response. Individuals who have specific needs related to food, shelter, energy assistance, housing, parenting resources, health care, substance abuse treatment, as well as specific resources for older adults and for persons with disabilities, and much more should dial 2-1-1 or TTY 888-892-1162 for assistance.
Due to expected high call volume, those wanting to stay updated on general developments with North Carolina’s response to the coronavirus crisis should sign up for 211’s text alerts by texting COVIDNC to 898211.
NC 211 continues to be an important resource during this difficult time by ensuring citizens have access to the health and human services resources they will need the most in the coming weeks.
Thank you to all our community members who share the passions and visions of our United Way.
United Way of Greater High Point believes in investing in our community and building relationships. We believe in the support of our 27 partner agencies as well as collaborating with numerous other local organizations to help build a stronger community.
Thank you to our many donors, volunteers and advocates for the help you provide to thousands of our neighbors in need.
Thank you ALL for Living United.
Because of You!
Because of you, the stories of over 80,000 lives have been rewritten and touched by United Way partner agency programs.
United Way of Greater High Point partners with 27 local agencies helping to make a difference. From local agency services to UWGHP initiatives, United Way funded programs help children learn and families thrive, help build self-sufficiency and independence, and help empower healthier, safer lives.
When you GIVE, ADVOCATE, or VOLUNTEER with the United Way of Greater High Point you help to build healthy relationships, individual stability and stronger community.
We invite you to learn more about our Partner Agency programs and UWGHP initiatives, and see the benefits of your donations at work: