Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way seeks to address the root causes of social problems in Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties. Resources support innovative, preventative, or new programs using data to measure the success and long-term change related to the following six community-identified issues: Transportation, Quality Early Childhood Education, Diversity and Inclusion, Behavioral Health and Addiction, Financial Stability and Teens.
We strive to serve as a catalyst, leader and/or partner to develop long-term social change by engaging communities to address identified areas of impact.
Community Investment Strategies
Funded programs are those with which Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way chooses to have long-term association in carrying out our Focus On Results.
Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way Focus On Results (FOR) is an effort to address the root causes of problems in Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties. Resources will support innovative, preventative or new programs that positively affect long-term changes and are focused on the following Priorities For Impact:
- Behavorial Health and Addiction and its effects on individuals, families and communities
- Financial Stability
- Public Transportation
- Need for positive social opportunities for all teens
- Accessibility to quality early childhood education
- Initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion of all residents in the Valley
This association is built on several important understandings:
- Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way values and gives priority to our communities identified needs
- The supported programs will support United Way's community impact strategy through alignment of their program outcomes with our current Priorities For Impact
- United Way and supported programs model our community's highest standards of accountability and business excellence
United Way Worldwide Goals
In 2008, United Way initiated a ten year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:
- Improve education and cut the number of dropouts every year in half (1.2 million students).
- Help people achieve financial stability and get 1.9 million working families, half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable, on the road to economic independence.
- Promote healthy lives and increase the number of youth and adults who avoid risky behaviors and are healthy by one-third
Our goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths-a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity-we can achieve them.