The United Way of Greater St. Louis is in the midst of its 2016 fundraising campaign. Human Support Services has been a United Way-funded agency since 1985 and this year will receive $236,000 in funding to support our programs. United Way membership is critical to this organization because it means HSS has a dependable and guaranteed source of revenue each year. Many of the services we deliver would be unavailable without this funding. Our allocation from United Way is used for general operations as well as to support the outpatient counseling program, Day Treatment and our residential programs for adults with disabilities.
“United Way helps our agency keep our services affordable and enables us to keep programs open despite funding cuts from the State of Illinois,” said Executive Director Robert J. Cole. “With their support and networking opportunities available to us through them, we’re able to help even more people. We’re proud to be a United Way member agency and I encourage everyone to support them, no matter the amount, during this year’s campaign.”
In addition to funding our organization, United Way funds 170 health and human service agencies throughout the 16-county region surrounding and including St. Louis. More than 1 million people (that’s one in every three) in our greater community receive help each year from these United Way funded agencies.
Human Support is holding its own United Way workplace campaign for our employees and we encourage all our friends and supporters to give to United Way’s campaign at their place of work or through a donation directly to the United Way. If you have questions or need more information, call United Way at (314) 421-0700 or visit their website at helpingpeople.org.