A Voice for Others
United Way of Lebanon County proudly partners with United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) to advocate for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. UWP calls on leaders at the state and national level to adopt policies that support United Way goals regarding education, financial stability, health, and community strengthening.
Some of our current policy priorities include:
- PA 211: Connecting Pennsylvanians to the Right Service at the Right Time: PA 211 is a one-stop connection for any Pennsylvanian to receive a referral or information related to health and human services needs. Each year, PA 211 is providing over 200,000 Pennsylvanians with resources to help alleviate barriers they are facing, such as food insecurity and high utility bills. Through United Way and state investments, 211 now serves 100% of Pennsylvanians 24/7/365.
- Early Childhood Education: Supporting the Development of Future Generations: United Ways understand and have seen the value of early childhood education in providing Pennsylvania’s children, ages birth-5, with the opportunity to grow, learn, and succeed. We know these years are critical to a child’s development, as there is no other time in a human’s life the brain develops that quickly. The neural connections infant and toddler brains are making every second form the foundation upon which all later learning, behavior, and health depend. United Ways support increased access and affordability to high-quality child care and pre-kindergarten to give all Pennsylvania children the opportunity to thrive.
In addition to advocating on behalf of our United Way, our partnership with UWP allows for cross-sector collaborations between various coalitions and community partners who are committed to bringing lasting change to the problems our communities, our state, and our nation are currently facing. UWP builds relationships, engages, teaches and strengthens our message to fight for every person in every community.
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For more information, please visit UWP’s website at https://www.uwp.org/advocacy/.