What We Do
United Way Perth-Huron helps here in the community you care about, tackling #UNIGNORABLE issues including homelessness, mental health and access to services. We work on short- and long-term solutions to pressing challenges through innovative initiatives and partnerships including Connection Centres, the Urgent Needs Fund, mental health supports, research and advocacy. When you show your #LocalLove by donating or volunteering, you’re helping people in your own community improve their lives.
In 2022, United Way Perth-Huron supported almost 50 local partners and programs to positively impact the lives of vulnerable individuals and families across our region.
How We Do It
We see the bigger picture then help where it’s needed most. We do our homework, bring the best minds to the table, invest for maximum impact and speak up for what’s right. This is the United Way.
We are driven by evidence. United Way conducts research to understand community needs and plan for the future. Working with universities and community partners keeps our process thorough and efficient, enabling us to put your gifts into action.
We partner with donors, social service agencies, unions, governments and universities to make our collective impact even greater. Bringing diverse voices to the table helps us build strong strategies for community change.
We make smart community investments that get results. For every $1 invested in poverty prevention and alleviation today, $6 is saved in future costs to our health care, social services and criminal justice systems.
We speak up about social issues and help people understand root causes. We also bring the community services sector together and foster constructive relationships with policy makers, championing solutions that improve people’s lives.
Read about lives changed
Meet a few of the people your support has helped.
Joe initially reached out for counselling when he first received his cancer diagnosis. This time, he faced an even greater challenge.
Emma escaped an abusive relationship and felt like a “bad mom” for not leaving sooner. She was excited to learn new skills and become a “good mom” again.
Jessica had no source of income and relied on friends and neighbours for food.