United Way of Broward County


Did You Know?

  • Of the individuals who report being homeless, 10% have full-time employment. 
  • Approximately 50% of Broward County families with children have reported being food insecure. 
  • In Broward County, 18.6% of the homeless population are children under the
    age of 18.


You Can Help

You Can Help individuals and families whose lives are touched with an unexpected life change by providing them with critical and immediate assistance today to help them start building a new tomorrow.

Making a Difference for Families and Individuals

  • Project Lifeline - a food distribution program which purchases and delivers nutritious food to more than 25 food banks, pantries and feeding programs throughout Broward County. Through bulk purchasing, a nutritious meal costs only 45 cents. 
  • Housing and Support Services – assisting individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to meet their housing/shelter needs, providing financial assistance and supporting emergency food services.
  • Emergency Disaster Services – providing hurricane preparedness and recovery training as well as victim support with lodging, financial assistance and clothing replacement.
  • Improving Access to Services for Those in Need – through a comprehensive information, referral and crisis intervention system, people who are in need and hard hit by today’s economic conditions are connected to critical services. 


What Success Looks Like

Providing emergency food, clothing, and shelter

  • Broward County residents in crisis can access support services to help them move from homelessness or near-homelessness to ultimately reach a more stable environment.
  • Individuals and families will not have to worry about where they will get their next meal.
  • Children and their families will have access to nutritious food every day.