Impact

When you give to Middlesex United Way, your contributions make an impact right here in Middlesex County in the areas of EDUCATION, INCOME, HEALTH and HOUSINGHere are some examples:

EDUCATION

Our vision: Students succeed academically

  • 100% of Middlesex County towns have early childhood collaboratives, providing resources to parents and teachers of preschoolers and ensuring kids are socially and emotionally ready to succeed in kindergarten
  • 10 Born Learning Trails in Middlesex County encourage outdoor activity and learning
  • 9,562 hours of tutoring were provided last year through Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore, helping students find employment, get a promotion, or earn their diploma

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INCOME

Our Vision: Individuals and families are economically stable

  • 841,426 meals were served by Middlesex United Way-funded programs last year, helping families make ends meet and ensuring they receive nutritious food
  • $1,615 is the average federal income tax refund received by 580 lower-income working families through the  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in 2016

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HEALTH

Our Vision: Individuals and families are healthy and safe, and youth and adults avoid risky behaviors

  • 2,063 people received mental health and substance abuse services last year through Middlesex United Way-funded programs
  • 97% of babies in Middlesex Hospital’s Perinatal Program who were at risk for low birth weights were born at a healthy weight
  • 13 towns in Middlesex County partner with Middlesex United Way on the Healthy Communities-Healthy Youth Initiative to reduce risky behaviors among youth
  • 3,835 Middlesex County youth were involved in scouting last year, more than 100 receiving financial aid

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HOUSING

Our Vision: Individuals and families have safe and affordable housing

  • 335 families (including 370 children) at risk of homelessness have remained in their homes since 2008, thanks to assistance from the Middlesex County Coalition on Housing & Homelessness, a Middlesex United Way partner
  • A 24% reduction in length of stay at the Eddy Shelter for homeless adults indicates that shelter residents were more quickly connected to support services (which are more effective and less expensive long-term)
  • 1,835 phone calls from Middlesex County residents needing assistance with housing and utilities were answered by United Way 2-1-1 last year

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