Change for Veterans

Your help is needed as we create "Change for Veterans."

If you see a Change for Veterans canister at a local store, please drop some change in. Every penny counts for the support of programs that fight homelessness of veterans and provide legal assitance.

For more information or if you'd like to place a cansiter in your store or business, just call Annette at 845-471-1900 ext 3120 or email asullivan@uwdor.org.

To donate, click here or go to www.uwdor.org/changeforvets.


The challenges that veterans face are too big and complex for any single organization to solve alone. For nearly 80 years, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region has forged indispensible partnerships that span every sector of society in our community. Your United Way wants to help the 40,000 veterans living in Dutchess & Orange counties receive the services and support they need. We've listened to our community that has identified key barriers that our veterans face: housing assistance, legal assistance, and employment related training and education.

This year, thanks to your support, United Way will begin to fund programs that will to promote stability for veterans and their families by providing increased access to housing and pro bono legal service. 

Instead of duplicating services from government and veterans groups, MISSION UNITED™coordinates services and provides additional resources to bridge the gap. All it takes is one phone call to United Way's 2-1-1 for the Hudson Valley Region for veterans to connect to a case coordinator who guides them through the process - from beginning to end.

Help support our veterans, click here to donate to United Way's MISSION UNITED™

Through MISSION UNITED we fight for those who fought for us.


Veteran Housing Assistance
Goal: Help veterans and their families’ access affordable and safe housing that meets their needs. 
Hudson River Housing

Veteran Impact Program provides housing assistance to address the needs of low income veterans that are experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. To ensure veterans have stable housing quickly services include: outreach, housing location and counseling, assistance with initial housing costs, service linkages to help veterans sustain housing.

Veteran: Legal Assistance
Goal: Help veterans and their families to access legal services.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Veterans & Military Families Advocacy Project will serve veterans/members of the military struggling to transition to civilian life while facing a range of issues incl. eviction/foreclosure; denial of rights/benefits; domestic violence; unscrupulous practices of predatory lenders/debt collectors; illnesses/disabilities, e.g., TBI/PTSD. The program provides civil legal services & refers to a network of providers dedicated to meeting veterans' distinct needs.