United Way Invests $169,000 in 11 Fraser Valley Projects

The United Way Fraser Valley announced an investment of more than $169,000 to local projects that address poverty reduction, affordable housing and homelessness and the success of children 0-6. Through the funding, local agencies are able to make a positive impact on the lives of over 11,200 individuals in Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and the Fraser Cascade.

  • Aboriginal Mother Bear Program – Mission Literacy in Motion
  • Autumn House – Abbotsford Community Services
  • Building Supports Program – Ishtar Transition House
  • Counselling Program – SARA for Women
  • Food Security Hub – Mission Community Services
  • Fraser Valley Rent Assistance Project – Mennonite Central Committee
  • Harwood House – Raven’s Moon
  • Home to Stay – Raven’s Moon
  • Parenting Time – Ann Davis Transition Society
  • Pregnancy Outreach Program – SARA for Women
  • Youth & Family Workers Program (Chilliwack & Abbotsford)– Cyrus Centre

Of the $169,000, approximately $59,000 went towards poverty reduction, $40,140 to children 0-6 and over $69,800 to programs focused on affordable housing. Each organization and program funded goes through a rigorous approval process by a volunteer Impact Committee to make sure the dollars are invested to areas of need and feasibility.