Helping people meet their basic needs for food, shelter and safety.
A sudden job loss. A devastating illness. The bills pile up and rent falls behind. You find yourself choosing between basic needs, whether to put a meal on the table or turn on the heat. Just one major financial setback can be completely devastating to families already living month to month.
United Way Basic Needs Initiative
2-1-1 Mid-York is a free information and referral service that connects people with questions about food, housing, health and other essential services to resources in the community. Individuals can access 2-1-1 by dialing three simple digits, 2-1-1, or by visiting www.211midyork.org. 2-1-1 helps people cut through what can be a confusing maze of information and resources. Trained information and referral specialists help people assess their needs and find resources to help them overcome life's challenges. Learn more about 2-1-1 Mid-York.
2016-2017 Basic Needs Community Impact
STRATEGY: Feeding Individuals and/or Families
▶ Result: 135,554 individuals and families served, 370,503 meals provided people challenged with poverty and low-income.
STRATEGY: Providing Shelter
▶ Result: 112 women, youth and children fleeing domestic violence in their homes found safety with shelter, support and services.
STRATEGY: Crisis Prevention and Response
▶ Result: 8,347 individuals were assisted with crisis and disaster services.
▶ Result: 4,559 adults, youth and children were assisted with legal, advocacy, abuse and domestic and/or sexual violence, financial, homelessness and in other crisis areas.
Questions about our basic needs work or 2-1-1 Mid-York initiative? Email Betty Joan Beaudry, Director of Community Impact & 2-1-1 Mid-York, or call 315-733-4691, ext. 225.