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A female presenting individual in a vibrant red shirt standing in front of a blue house with their arms together at their waist. A female presenting individual in a vibrant red shirt standing in front of a blue house with their arms together at their waist.

Your Gift Will Help Neighbors Overcome Barriers Today

Through donor support, Adelita accessed critical services and housing assistance through our 211 Bay Area Helpline. Adelita is a community college student, and dedicated mother, studying to have a better life.

Your immediate contribution means resources will be available for Adelita, and others like her, to meet their essential needs. Your donation can ensure they receive the support they need to thrive.

Please make a gift to support programs like 211 and help your Bay Area neighbors.

Episode 1: Basic Needs

In this episode we discuss the idea of basic needs, the barriers individuals face, and the compound effects of inadequate access to essentials like food and housing.

Just a Moment

 

UWBA 101 – Welcome to the Conversation

 

Just a Moment is a six-episode series diving into United Way Bay Area’s comprehensive approach to fighting poverty. From ensuring basic needs to advocating for housing justice, each episode features expert guests discussing how targeted actions in employment, financial stability, and mobilizing our network contribute to a thriving Bay Area.

 

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OVER 500,000 BAY AREA HOUSEHOLDS STRUGGLE TO MEET BASIC NEEDS

We’re out to change that.

Impact Areas: Our Major Areas of Focus in the Fight Against Poverty

Meeting basic needs

Our Basic Needs programs, partnerships, and policy work, support people in our community to meet their basic needs.

Learn more about meeting basic needs

Employment and career opportunities

We believe that access to education and employment opportunities is necessary to ensure that individuals are successful in school and in their careers.

Learn moreabout employment and career opportunities

Financial stability

Our programs address various aspects of financial stability to make sure individuals and families can thrive in their daily lives, reach their goals, and recover from a crisis quickly

Learn More about financial stability

Housing justice

UWBA is deepening our focus on improving access to stable, affordable housing and homelessness prevention resources.

Learn More about housing justice

Meeting basic needs

Our Basic Needs programs, partnerships, and policy work, support people in our community to meet their basic needs.

Learn more about meeting basic needs

Employment and career opportunities

We believe that access to education and employment opportunities is necessary to ensure that individuals are successful in school and in their careers.

Learn moreabout employment and career opportunities

Financial stability

Our programs address various aspects of financial stability to make sure individuals and families can thrive in their daily lives, reach their goals, and recover from a crisis quickly

Learn More about financial stability

Housing justice

UWBA is deepening our focus on improving access to stable, affordable housing and homelessness prevention resources.

Learn More about housing justice

Our Impact

67000000

$67M+ returned to the community in tax refunds though our free tax preparation program EKS

96850

calls and texts answered by our 211 helpline

2784

clients received long-term financial or career coaching through SparkPoint

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