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 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
HRH's Veteran Impact Program (VIP) provides housing assistance to address the needs of low-income veterans who are homeless or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Services are meant to ensure that veterans are stably housed as quickly as possible: these include outreach, housing location/counseling, assistance with initial housing costs, and service linkages to help them sustain housing.
Veteran: Legal Assistance
Goal: Help veterans and their families to access legal services.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Veterans & Military Families Services for Dutchess and Orange  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. We provide civil legal services & refer to a network of providers dedicated to meeting veterans’ distinct needs.


Annual Sponsors

Premier Annual Sponsors: Central Hudson Gas & Electric, M&T Bank, Orange & Rockland, Pratt & WhitneyAnnual Sponsors: IBM, Resorts World, RBT, TD Bank, Ulster Savings