Our Stories — Basic Needs

Project Homeless Connect: Thank You

Thanks to the efforts of 304 dedicated volunteers, we were able to serve 357 individuals experiencing homelessness with over two dozen life changing services on October 19.

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Backpacks Combat Hunger in Local Middle Schools

It’s Back to School time in the National Capital Community! If you remember anything about middle school, it’s not easy being a teenager and getting ready for high school. United Way NCA works to make sure all students are able to learn and take that next big step.

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United Way Flint Water Fund

To support families in Flint, Michigan, United Way NCA has contributed to the United Way of Genese County’s (Michigan) Flint Water Fund. 

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Do More: SHABACH! Ministries Volunteers

Choosing to volunteer with United Way NCA’s Shoebox Project during Do More 24 was an easy choice for SHABACH! Ministries Inc., an organization that has been providing emergency food, clothing and resources to residents of Prince George’s County since 1996.

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Joseph’s House: James’ Story

James is an elder who has end-stage lung cancer. He lives here at Joseph's House, a community of care for homeless men and women who are dying. Every day, for hours at a time, he sits on the front porch taking in the shimmering newness.

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The Women’s Center: Sarah’s Story

Sarah couldn't see a way out. Her heart raced, she couldn't sit still, and sleep felt impossible. Her anxiety came like waves, and physically hurt, preventing her from thinking straight, eating, and functioning each day.

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