Partners in Impact

United Way of the Greater Seacoast has a vision for a strong, stable community.  Through cross-sector partnerships, groundbreaking initiatives and strategic investments, United Way is delivering concrete results. No other single organization brings together the passion, know-how, and resources of thousands of individuals, organizations, businesses and government around a unified commitment to strengthening our region’s children, youth and families.

United Way of the Greater Seacoast serves 47 communities in Rockingham and Strafford Counties in NH and Kittery and Eliot,Maine. Listed below are our funded partners.  However, United Way supports the Seacoast community with more than just money.  We are currently involved in successful partnerships with more than 80 local organizations providing leadership, technical support and volunteer services.

Healthy Child Development

Education is the key to long-term financial stability, and that financial stability ultimately creates a safe stable community for all of us.  The first five years in a child’s life set the stage for future success in school, making access to high quality early learning programs critical. Our partners are working to screen and assess 2,300 children for developmental progress, connect 900 parents to parenting resources and strengthen the early learning system.

Our funded partners include:

  • Community Child Care Center
  • Community Partners
  • Dover Children’s Center
  • EarlyLearning NH
  • Easter Seals: The Family Place
  • Families First Health and Support Center
  • Farmington Children’s Center
  • Great Bay Kids’ Company, Inc.
  • Kingston Children’s Center
  • New Generation, Inc.
  • Richie McFarland Children’s Center
  • RochesterChild Care Center
  • Somersworth Early Learning Center

Family Financial Stability

Our community thrives when families are financially secure. We are working with our partners to prevent 300 families from becoming homeless, help 330 families obtain safe affordable housing and empower 160 families with financial literacy training and free tax preparation services.

 Our funded partners in this work include:

  • Community Partners
  • Cross Roads House, Inc.
  • Fair Tide, Inc.
  • Families First Health and Support Center
  • Homeless Center for Strafford County
  • Housing Action NH
  • My Friend’s Place
  • New Generation, Inc.
  • New Hampshire Legal Assistance
  • Rockingham Community Action
  • Seacoast Family Promise
  • Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc.
  • SHARE Fund
  • Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
  • The Housing Partnership
  • Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast

Youth Opportunities

United Way of the Greater Seacoast is working in partnership with local coalitions and non-profits to teach 1,800 Greater Seacoast youth to avoid high-risk behaviors, and empower 10,000 parents with the tools they need to “Be the Wall” between youth and risky behavior.

 Our funded partners include:

  • SeaCare Health Services
  • CHANCES (Northern Strafford County Juvenile Diversion Program)
  • Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Mayhew Program
  • Girl’s Inc
  • Somersworth Youth Safe Haven
  • One Voice for Southeastern NH


Through our Volunteer Action Center we connect thousands of individuals to volunteer opportunities with local non-profits and conduct “Day of Caring”, a community-wide day of service. Our 2012 Day of Caring  connected more than 650 volunteers with over 50 agencies in 20 different communities. The value of their service exceeded $84,000.

NH 211 Information and Referral

UWGS, in partnership with United Ways throughout New Hampshire and other funders, support statewide 2-1-1, a 24-hour, 7 day a week hotline that connects Seacoast residents to critical health and human service resources. The 211 hotline answered more than 44,000 calls for assistance in 2011.