Vision: homelessness and hunger are rare, brief and nonrecurring
A stable home is the foundation that enables us to thrive. It’s more than shelter. It’s a place to rest, enjoy a meal and prepare for work and school. For our infants and toddlers, it’s a place to safely explore, learn and grow. For our older kids, it’s a kitchen table and a light to do their homework.
Your generosity of time, talent and treasure is bridging gaps across complex systems, fostering partnerships, connecting people to essential housing and food services and helping United Way advance housing stability across the Twin Cities.
- Housing costs have outpaced wages and as a result, people with low incomes are forced to prioritize basic needs, sometimes sacrificing healthy food and medicine to keep their homes.
- Children and youth represent 50 percent of people experiencing homelessness.2
- Minnesotans visited food shelves a record 3.4 million times.3