Because of you - individual donors, corporate campaigns, foundations, volunteers, organized labor, and other supporters - United Way of Long Island was able to achieve the following in collaboration with our more than 100 community partners in 2016. Download a PDF of our 2016 Community Impact Report
- 95% of the 34,000+ children participating in United Way-supported early learning programs showed an improvement in school-readiness.
- 80% of the 7,800 children participating in United Way - supported tutoring and homework assistance programs improved their grades. Of this number 90% improved their attendance after participating in academic and social enrichment activities.
- 100% of the 105 teens participating in D.R.E.A.M.S. for Youth and other scholarship initiatives through United Way of Long Island experienced greater success in school.
- 6,000+ students received school supplies through the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign.
- More than $350,000 in scholarships were distributed to 105 high school and college students to enhance their educational opportunities.
- 115 young adults and veterans acquired career skills and credentials for better jobs by participating in YouthBuild and VetsBuild.
- $2.25 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) were returned to more than 14,000 low-income earners.
- 800+ families on the brink of eviction were enrolled in homelessness prevention programs.
- 9,500+ people were provided with services in order to remain housed and 98% remained housed.
- 19,000+ individuals received workforce training, completed high school equivalency diplomas and made progress toward a college degree.
- 1,500+ employment placements were made, as well as workers upskilled for better jobs.
- 1,052 families (1,887 adults/ 1,257 children) received emergency utility assistance through Project Warmth.
- 657 veterans received emergency financial assistance, case management, PTSD counseling, and other services to maintain self-sufficiency.
- 500+ low-income families participated in financial coaching and began saving for college, homeownership or retirement.
- 200,000+ healthy meals were served by shelters or home delivery programs.
- 125,000+ children, families and seniors accessed United Way-supported health related services including those for autism, home health care and pre-natal care.
- 50,000+ counseling sessions gave people experiencing mental health challenges and addiction someone to turn to.
- 4,500+ activities helped build connections and reduce isolation among people with disabilities.
- 3,000+ families received important information through BeReadyLI to prepare before, during and after a disaster.
- 5,000+ children participated in the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Initiative to reduce obesity.
- 3,258 individuals received supportive services through the Ryan White Part A/MAI program, managed by United Way.
- 15,000+ individuals received savings of $730,000 through the FamilyWize Discount Prescription Program.
- 7 United Way-supported housing projects were built to address the health needs of families.
- 32,730 clients received assistance from the Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP).
2-1-1 LONG ISLAND CALL CENTER
- Approximately 10,500 calls for help were answered by the 2-1-1 Long Island United Way Call Center.
- 211LongIsland.org received 394,000 visits
* Individuals may participate in more than one program.
Data and statistics are to date as of January 2017.