Poverty is a complex set of stubborn, intertwined social issues. United Way Hastings & Prince Edward is only one of many partners working together to address poverty in a meaningful way.
We have identified three focus areas to help move people from poverty to possibility, each with a long term outcome.
To help people engage in their community by strengthening neighbourhood revitalization efforts, reducing poverty and improving access to affordable housing.
Access to Basic Needs
To reduce the human, social, and economic costs of poverty on our community by improving access to and affordability of the basic needs of life.
Employment, Skills Building and Financial Security
To improve opportunities for individuals to retain and maintain family-sustaining, meaningful employment or income that promotes economic self-sufficiency.
Improving the Service System
To strengthen a service system that supports a ‘person-first’ approach, with increasing integration and collaboration among community services, improved access through intensive case coordination and decentralizing service delivery.