United Way of Allegany County is proud to provide a portion of its funding to specific programs throughout the county, which are offered through agencies with which you may already be familiar.  Please feel free to explore how United Way money is put to use!

Your contribution touches 1 out of 6 people who live in poverty.

Cold Weather Shelter
A partnership with the Union Rescue Mission and HRDC creates a safe and secure cold weather shelter for homeless individuals and builds awareness of the hidden homeless.  Also coordinates efforts with community partners for at risk individuals to provide integrated learning opportunities that encourage self-sufficiency.  

Emergency Dental Needs
Provided through Allegany Health Right, this emergency dental program meets the needs of low income, uninsured adults.

Short-Term & Long-Term Prescriptions
This program, administered through Associated Charities, helps low-income, uninsured residents obtain short-term prescription medications, helps qualify clients for the long term prescription program. Provides emergency assistance funding for food, clothing, heating fuel and utilities.
Medications: 301-784-7053/Emergency Assistance: 301-784-7254

Prepare Boys for Their Future
Boy Scouts of the Laurel Highlands instills values in young people and prepares them to make ethical choices over their lifetime.

24-Hour Crisis Hotline for Women & Families
Through our partnership with Family Crisis Resource Center, this program provides immediate crisis intervention through a 24- hour hotline, as well as a safe, comfortable residence for women and families fleeing violent situations.

Effective Parenting
By helping others parent effectively, The Family Junction provides parents with the skills and information they need to develop healthy relationships with their children…because families matter.

Life & Work Skills for the Developmentally Disabled
Friends Aware offers individuals with developmental disabilities an opportunity to learn life and work skills.

Give Girls a Positive Future
Through Girl Scouts—Nation’s Capital, girls discover their personal best and prepare for a positive future, and take action to solve problems and improve their communities.
301-359-9540 or 888-263-8834

Free Books to Children – Aged Birth to 5 Years
Through Imagination Library of Allegany County, donors can give the biggest boost towards a successful education by helping your child to read. Register children from birth to their fifth birthday to receive one free age appropriate book each month!

Repair & Improve Local Homes
NAILS Mission Project repairs and improves local homes so that the homeowner can live in their home comfortably and safely as long as possible.

The Gift of Educational Services
The Piedmont Library strives to provide informational and educational services to enhance the lives of its patrons.

After-School Programs
Thanks to The Salvation Army, school-age children cam attend the after school program to receive help with their homework, snacks and participate in after school activities.

Feed the Hungry
The Western Maryland Food Bank works to alleviate hunger for families and individuals in our area through acquiring and distributing food and nonfood products to local pantries that provides assistance to those in need.

The Gift of Relief
Western Potomac Chapter American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Helping Non-Traditional Students Succeed
The Gilchrist Center operates a non-traditional school program for pregnant and parenting teens that provides academic instruction, parenting skill, and support which promotes self sufficiency.

Mentoring Youth
A National YMCA youth mentoring program that matches mentors ages 23 and older with area youth ages 6-17.
301-724-5445 x116