United Way is Taking Bold Action Against Poverty
Poverty is a reality for many in our community. And it appears that the problem is growing.
We know that more than 15,000 people in Sault Ste. Marie and district live in poverty. That is 1 out of every 8 people.
For 59 years the United Way of Sault Ste. Marie and district has been bringing individuals and community partners together to improve lives and make the greatest possible impact in the community.
And now the United Way is taking bold action and beginning a 5-year process to address the root causes of poverty. United Way will focus on partnering with and funding programs that deliver expected outcomes in the two areas of Essential Services and Work Force Entry. We are confident that this new approach will address the well-being of all our citizens by building a community where all have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Essential services deal with the immediate needs such as information about how to access support services, referrals and emergency financial assistance to avoid homelessness.
Work Force Entry
Workforce entry focuses on ensuring awareness of programs for workers and employers and ensuring access to supports needed to successfully complete an appropriate level of education.