United Way funds efforts to provide Central Virginia with the essentials that every human needs – water, shelter, safety, food, etc. We recognize that improving health, education and financial stability is different when citizens are hungry, cold or frightened.

From day one, United Way had embraced this concept. We are committed to supporting human dignity and improving the quality of like for all citizens of our service area.


Jamie's Story

“We are super thankful for all of our funders, we are very thankful for United Way and they have returned over and over again to help this program become established and be a successful non-profit for over 20 years. We are really thankful that they have been a partner for a long time.” -Meredith, Case Worker, Healthy Families (HumanKind)

2017 Partner Agencies Outcomes

The United Way of Central Virginia partners with not-for-profit agencies that have demonstrated their ability to address our most challenging issues, the ones below are related to Basic Human Needs.

Disaster Services:

  1. 108 individuals received vouchers for a hotel stay when they had no place to go as well as food and clothing vouchers following the loss of their home due to an incident.
  2. 100% of the disaster victims who responded to the survey said the chapter was very good or excellent at fulfilling the victim’s most immediate needs.
  3. Red Cross has increased response capacity due to disaster volunteer recruitment and training. 30 new volunteers were recruited and trained.

Volunteer Services:

  1. A new mass-care shelter was approved in Campbell County.

Day Support Program:

  1. 97% of individuals increased or maintained daily living skills as reported by staff.
  2. 100% of individuals increased or maintained independent living skills as reported by parents/caregivers.
  3. 96% of individuals increased or maintained independent living skills as reported by staff.
  4. 100% of individuals increased or maintained independent living skills as reported by parents/caregivers
  5. 95% of individuals improved or maintained overall health as reported by staff.

Camp Meadowlark Program:

  1. 71% of campers demonstrate appropriate social skills reported by camp counselors.

Financial Aid-Non-Medical:

  1. 774 individuals avoided electricity disconnection
  2. 35 individuals avoided eviction after receiving rent aid. 2/3 of rent requests come from people living alone.

Community Based Program:

  1. 87% of matches had a strong relationship at the end of 6 months
  2. 81% of matches had a strong relations hip at the end of 12 months
  3. 84% of youth surveyed showed an improvement in social competencies

Site Based Program:

  1. 84% of matches had a strong relationship at the end of 6 months
  2. 51% of matches had a strong relations hip at the end of 12 months
  3. 88% of youth surveyed showed an improvement in social competencies


  1. Community organizations will enact a quality youth development where youth develop basic family values, build worth as a person, recognize successful role models, build partnerships with neighborhood organizations and respect cultural diversity.
  2. 281 hours of community service performed giving youth an understanding of what it means to be a contributing member of society

Court Appointed Special Advocates:

  1. 475 children were appointed a CASA volunteer by the court. Volunteers are assigned to the most serious abuse and neglect cases.
  2. 54 volunteers were recruited and 34 completed the process
  3. 100% of court reports were filed in a timely fashion prior to each court hearing.
  4. 100% of children had a permanency plan within 11 months
  5. 98% of CASA children remained physically and emotionally safe while awaiting permanency. The 2% were moved to a safe place
  6. 78% of CASA volunteer recommendations were accepted into court orders. 16% still under consideration and 6% were rejected

Assisted transportation:

  1. 93% of individuals had access to grocery stores
  2. 97% of individuals still in their own homes at their one-year assessment or until death

Congregate Meals:

  1. 98% of individuals socialize and connect to peers
  2. 90% of individuals remain independent and in the home

Meals on Wheels for Seniors:

  1. 98% of homebound individuals avoid food insecurity and remain in their homes
  2. 98% of rural individuals receive up to 20 meals per month
  3. 98% of individuals are connected to targeted additional supportive services
  4. 10% of individuals transition to independent meal preparation

The Counseling Center:

99% of participants in anger management groups demonstrated an increase knowledge in coping strategies dealing with anger control issues

Food And Milk Program:

  1. 98% of qualifying individuals received 10 meals per month, supplementing their monthly food supplies and enhancing their nutrition
  2. 1,106 milk vouchers were redeemed. Families with up to 4 children receive a gallon of milk per month and families with 5 or more children receive 2 gallons per month.


  1. 100% of students were assessed for health, education and social needs.
  2. 100% of families were provided referrals to community service programs as needed
  3. 100% of parents are able to provide permanent housing for the family

Virginia Cares:

  1. 31% of participants received housing assistance
  2. 57% of individuals received hygiene kits

Hand Up Lodge:

  1. 32% of 45 clients moved into permanent supportive housing

Home Delivered Meals:

  1. 98% of eligible and qualifying homebound recipients received nutritional meal within 10 business days of application
  2. 100% of participants who have special health issues received extra nutritional supplements when requested by a health professional.
  3. 84% of elderly recipients remain in their home for 90 days after beginning the service
  4. 76% of the elderly recipients remain in their home for 180 days after beginning the service.

Center of Hope Emergency Shelter:

  1. 435 men, women and children were housed up to 90 days

Family Services:

  1. 435 individuals assisted with eviction notices and first month’s rent payments
  2. 602 clothing vouchers were redeemed
  3. 474 individuals received food assistance

Housing Improvement and Preservation:

  1. 100% benefited from the improved housing conditions
  2. 100% avoided eviction or foreclosure

Domestic Violence Prevention Center:

  1. 194 women and children and 2 men were sheltered by DVPC in 2015 for 5166 nights.
  2. Responded to 10,084 hotline calls
  3. 904 victims of domestic violence were served via a court advocate
  4. 85% of women shelter residents learned preventative measures for safety
  5. 85% of children residing at the shelter, showed increased understanding of domestic violence and improved self-esteem.
  6. 70% of female victims were able to advocate for themselves in regards to housing, medical, criminal justice and jobs.
  7. 16 women returned to the shelter more than once
  8. 24 children and parents had 72 safe visits with their non-custodial parents and grandparents

Sexual Assault Response Program:

  1. 100% of clients returning surveys indicated that the Sexual Assault Response Program services helped reduce stress and anxiety for the primary victim.
  2. 243 clients were provided with court accompaniment services
  3. 60% of survivors served were in counseling or referred to SARP Community Support Group
  4. 304 victims received a referral and or assistance with Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund. This fund will cover the cost of the ER exam.
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