In 2015, a new endeavor began in Allegany County that truly fits the philosophy of United Way’s impact on poverty.  Bridges to Opportunity brings together individuals and organizations to develop a collaborative approach that enhances the resources which promote opportunities for individuals in need.  The outcomes, which have been proven in communities similar to our own, include moving individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency, reducing social costs related to crime, poor health and welfare, strengthening educational obtainment and job skills, and enhancing economic development.

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