FROM POVERTY TO POSSIBILITY
Helping families and individuals who are struggling to get back on their feet
ACTIVE SUPPORT AGAINST POVERTY
There are many circumstances that lead to a life of poverty. Sometimes poor choices are made, other times these choices are thrust upon people. Whatever the reason, if a person in need is willing to build a new life they deserve our support and guidance.
Each year not-for-profit agencies, that provide community social programming, can apply for Community Investment Funding from the United Way. The United Way of Northern British Columbia gives those in need a hand up, not just a hand out. We fund programs throughout the region that work tirelessly on issues around poverty and provide hope for a better quality of life.
“We help address the unique nature of poverty in rural communities”
United Way of Northern British Columbia helps provide access to critical community health and social services that support individuals and families who are hungry, homeless, or unemployed. Going beyond responding to the symptoms of poverty, we invest in research and programs that address the underlying root causes of poverty.
United Way of Northern British Columbia enables people who are living in poverty to obtain services that can provide basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and medical care.
35,000 Canadians are homeless on any given night
With your support, United Way is helping to meet the basic needs of our community’s most vulnerable people and families, giving every Northerner the opportunity to build a better future. This includes providing the essential building blocks of a good life such as food, shelter and employment, while also helping to ensure fewer people are vulnerable in the first place.
Provides one meal to someone who is homeless, giving them refuge in a safe environment.
Provides a frost prevention kit for two homeless people, including a scarf, toque, gloves and pocket warmers.