For homeless youth, the pandemic makes it’s even harder to find a warm, safe place to sleep.

Teenage years are hard enough … imagine going through them without a place to call home. This holiday season, hundreds of local youth are facing this reality. When you give to United Way, you provide basic needs and services they depend on to build a more stable life.

For homeless youth, the pandemic makes it’s even harder to find a warm, safe place to sleep.

Teenage years are hard enough … imagine going through them without a place to call home. This holiday season, hundreds of local youth are facing this reality. When you give to United Way, you provide basic needs and services they depend on to build a more stable life.

We’re learning to carry on, but the needs haven’t gone away. Many young people in your community are still struggling.

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Your donation will:

  • Ensure youth experiencing homelessness have the technology they need to connect with counsellors and social services.

  • Strengthen mental health and addiction supports for vulnerable youth. 

  • Provide housing and employment supports, so they can build a brighter future. 

  • Supply toiletries and other basic needs so they can stay healthy. 

Because of you, this holiday season will be brighter for your neighbours in need.

Your donation will be matched by Scotiabank* to help fuel measurable, 100% local change across East Ontario. 

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Working together to create long-term solutions

United Way East Ontario identifies the most pressing local needs, but the work doesn’t stop there. We also play a critical role in maintaining stability for social services over the long term. Together, we can ensure people who have been sidelined by the pandemic see a brighter future ahead. Your donation fuels lasting change across Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark County, and Renfrew County.

“When you give to United Way, you let youth experiencing homelessness know you care about them.”

Mohamed Sofa, Director, All That Kids Can Be

Your donation is in good hands.

We invest your gift in smart, strategic ways, to ultimately move the needle.
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100% Local Impact

Every donation is put to work in the community where it is raised.

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Top 100 Canadian Charity

Charity Intelligence, MoneySense & Maclean’s named us a top-100 Canadian charity.

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Issues You Care About

Poverty. Isolation. Homelessness. Together, we can tackle the issues that seem impossible to solve.