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United Way of Central Maryland announces more than $435,000 to support needs in Anne Arundel County

| August 15, 2017, 04:24 PM

United WayUnited Way of Central Maryland today announced more than $435,000 in grants for programming supporting the organization’s goal of improving the lives of Anne Arundel County residents. United Way’s grants will support the overall mission to provide low-income individuals and families in Anne Arundel County obtain the necessities of a better life: education, housing, employment and health.

“Thanks to our regional supporters, we have been able to invest in initiatives and programs that will stabilize individuals and families living in Anne Arundel County and provide them with an opportunity to live a self-sufficient life,” said Brian Goff, chair of United Way of Central Maryland’s Anne Arundel County partnership board and president and CEO, Insurance Solutions. “Our hope is that these grants will help to provide a solid foundation for struggling individuals and families residing in our community by supporting programming offered by United Way as well as its partner organizations like Associated Catholic Charities and The Light House.”

The six community operating grants totaling $155,180 include:

  • Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc., $30,000 to support the organization’s health programs.
  • Associated Catholic Charities, $25,000 to provide support to the organization’s housing programs.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, $25,000 to assist with their education initiatives.
  • Maryland Food Bank, $25,000 to support their health programs.
  • The Light House, $25,180 to support the organization’s housing initiatives.
  • YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, $25,000 to help with their health programs.

An additional $282,000 is also being invested in United Way’s family stability programs which will be implemented in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth & Families.

A multi-faceted approach to supporting the region’s most vulnerable citizens, United Way’s family stability programs work to get struggling families back on track by helping them obtain housing and assisting them in gaining access to food, healthcare, employment and education.

Since its launch in May 2012, United Way’s Family Stability programs across central Maryland have ensured that more than 1,200 families stayed in their homes, or were rapidly rehoused if they had already lost their homes. This also means that 99.7 percent of the children in these families avoided having to change schools.

These new grants will help to continue this important work to provide families the support and resources they need and strengthen communities across central Maryland.

Severn Bank

Category: Local News, NEWS

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