Dutchess County ranks #9

Residents of Dutchess County are among the healthiest living in the state of New York!

That is according to the 2013 Community Health Status Report that was released earlier today by the Dutchess County Department of Health. At United Way, we are committed to understanding and combating the underlying health issues in the community.

You can read the 2013 Community Health Status Report in its entirety by clicking here.

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Share the Warmth

She made the decision to flee her abusive partner in the middle of the night.

And she had nothing but the clothes on her back.

There was no time to grab a toothbrush or an extra set of bedding. Along with leaving the abusive situation, she also left behind the comforts of her home.

Now she must rebuild her life entirely.

That is where House of Hope steps in.

Over 400 Collected by Guardian Self-Storage and United Way for Distribution to Needy by Orange County Nonprofits

More than 400 Orange County residents are warmer this winter thanks to donors who dropped off coats at various locations late last year that were then collected at Guardian Self-Storage units in the county. The coats were distributed recently by United Way of the Dutchess-Orange to 13 Orange County nonprofits for final distribution to the needy.


United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region Video Takes Bronze in 34th Annual Telly Awards

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Annual Campaign video was named the winner of a Bronze Award in the 34th Annual Telly Awards in the nonprofit fundraising category.

The video was produced by a production team made up of Ellenbogen Group Inc. of Kingston, Toolbelt Media Inc. of Hopewell Junction and D/J Brush Associates of Poughkeepsie. The video was shot by award-winning cinematographer Zoltan David.

Blueprint For Change

We have adopted a new approach to addressing the most pressing needs in our region. Over the last two years, in coordination with our community, we have designed the first phase of a Blueprint for Change.

Unlike most blueprints, ours doesn’t start with a blank canvas. With a vision to join forces, identify common community goals, and take collective action, we are dedicated to working hand-in-hand with businesses, non-profits, local and state government, schools, volunteers, foundations, the faith-based community and our donors to ignite this movement.

2-1-1 Day in Albany

 ALBANY, NY (02/12/2013)(readMedia)-- Supporters of 2-1-1 helplines celebrated February 11 - as 2-1-1 Day in Albany marked by a Proclamation issued by Governor Cuomo (attached) and visits to legislative offices.

2-1-1 had a busy year in 2012, handling 2.43 million calls and helping others get help through almost 14 million web searches of 2-1-1's regional public web sites. The top requests were for help with consumer services, basic needs, income support, employment and health care.