The York County COVID-19 Response Fund, launched jointly by United Way of York County and the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) in March, has awarded this week an additional $56,000 in grants to three United Way Partner Agencies, to keep families in their homes as they experience hardship due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
We are pleased to partner with the following nonprofit organizations:
Community Progress Council, to provide budget counseling and rental assistance for those whose housing security is impacted by COVID-19. The grant will also support the creation and management of a communications plan to encourage people to seek advice on how to manage their current financial situation.
CONTACT Helpline / PA 211, to implement a focused procedure to connect York County residents to appropriate resources for housing, utilities and food security, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For our ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) neighbors, who are working hard but living paycheck to paycheck, many are facing challenges they’ve never experienced before. The health and human services helpline 211, managed in our region by United Way Partner Agency CONTACT Helpline, has seen a 32% increase in calls requesting help with housing, and these additional resources are critical to support the many families and individuals who are struggling.
To our many generous donors who’ve made these grants possible, thank you.
Please read more about the grant-making process in our media release.
Your help is still needed
We recognize that COVID-19 will continue to impact many people as this crisis continues, and even in new ways. Now, more than ever, York County needs our support.
If you’d like to be a part of this life-changing work, please consider a special gift to support these emerging and critical needs.
100% of donations to the Fund will go directly to support nonprofit organizations responding to needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.