From Poverty To Possibility

From Poverty To Possibility

Providing hope and tools for success

A thriving community is one where everyone had an opportunity to earn a living, support their family, and live with pride, confidence, dignity and achievement. When we help people support themselves and maintain stability for their families, we lift our entire community to a better place.

The Challenges

  • 14.8%

    The percentage of Hastings-Prince Edward households that are considered low income. 

    Why it matters:

    This is nearly 1% above the provincial average, preventing residents from obtaining access to basic needs.

  • 1 in 9

    Local households struggle to put food on the table

    Why it matters:

    Everyone needs access to a nutritional diet and regular meals to be the best that they can be.

  • 1 in 10

    Canadians live in poverty and 35,000 Canadians are homeless on any given night

    Why it matters:

    This increases the human, social, and economical costs on our society.

How We’re Changing Lives

United Way Hastings & Prince Edward is improving lives locally by investing in 22 high impact programs delivered by 16 agencies that move people from poverty to possibility.

Access To Basic Needs
Improving access to the affordability of the basic needs of life, in order to reduce the human, social and economical costs of poverty on our community

Employment, Skills Building and Financial Security
United Way Hastings & Prince Edward is helping individuals to find meaningful employment, manage expenses and support their families from job skills training and continuing education opportunities to finance literacy programs.

Improve The Service System
Strengthening the service system to support a “person first” approach, with increasing integration and collaboration among community services, improved access through intensive case coordination and decentralizing service delivery


Helping People Access Affordable Food

Helping People Access Affordable Food

United Way HPE partner agencies, such as Community Development Council for Quinte, increases access to nutritious and affordable food for families who need help.

Helping People Find A Home

Helping People Find A Home

United Way HPE partner agencies such Canadian Mental Health Association, prevent homelessness through their transitional housing programs.

Helping People Get to Work

Helping People Get to Work

United Way HPE partner agencies, such as Central Hastings Support Network,  Bancroft Community Transit, Deseronto Transit and Quinte Access provide transportation programs so people can get from their rural homes to work and school and training opportunities.

Results That Matter

  • 23,261 Trips

    Provided to seniors, youth, and individuals who don’t have access to transportation.

  • 19,060 Families Helped

    Including 1,386 people who receive help to prevent eviction and hydro disconnections.

  • 140,653 Units of Service

    Including 1,439 individuals who received help at our rural foodbank.

  • 1,631 People

    Who were homeless or at risk received help to locate and secure immediate, temporary or permanent housing

100% of your donation stays in Hastings & Prince Edward.

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