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

The first five years in a child’s life set the stage for future success in school, making access to high quality early education and family support programs critical. Annually, our partners enroll over 900 children in high quality early education, connect 700 families to home visiting services, and engage over 900 caregivers in family support programs.

Our funded partners include:

  • Child and Family Services of NH
  • Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
  • Community Partners
  • Dover Day Care Learning Center
  • Early Learning New Hampshire (SELA)
  • Families First Health and Support Center
  • Farmington Child Care Center
  • Goodwin Community Health (Baby Steps)
  • Great Bay Kids’ Company, Inc.
  • Kingston Child Care Center
  • Richie McFarland Children’s Center
  • Rochester Community Child Care
  • Seacoast Community School
  • Somersworth Early Learning Center
  • YMCA Strafford County, The Children’s Center
  • Seacoast Early Learning Alliance (SELA) is a collaboration of child care centers that share best practices among centers, strengthen the financial foundation of the child care system, and improve the quality of early childhood education provided on the Seacoast and throughout NH.
  • Baby Steps is a collaborative programming effort with a goal to ensure children receive developmental screening, assessment, and referral, and access to intervention and treatment services, as needed, prior to enrollment in kindergarten.

Family Financial Stability

Our community thrives when families are financially secure. Annually, our partners work to prevent over 320 families from becoming homeless, help over 120 homeless families obtain safe, affordable housing, and empower over 130 families with education and support to become more financially stable.

 Our funded partners include:

  • Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
  • Cross Roads House, Inc.
  • Fair Tide, Inc.
  • Families First Health and Support Center (GSCH)
  • Homeless Center for Strafford County
  • Housing Action New Hampshire
  • The Housing Partnership
  • More than Wheels
  • My Friend’s Place
  • New Hampshire Legal Assistance
  • New Generation, Inc.
  • Rockingham Community Action
  • Seacoast Family Promise
  • Seacoast Mental Health, Center Inc.
  • SHARE Fund
  • Workforce Housing Coalition
  • Greater Seacoast Coalition on Homelessness (GSCH) is a strategic, regional network of homeless service providers working together to prevent and reduce homelessness and provide permanent hosing for homeless individuals and families.
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides free tax preparation service to qualified working families. This program leverages volunteers’ power to ensure low and moderate income families have access to free tax preparaion, asset-building, and financial education services.

Youth Opportunities

UWGS works in partnership with local coalitions and nonprofits to ensure youth feel valued and empowered, demonstrate improved decision  making skills, and show a reduction of high risk behaviors. Our goals include increasing the perception of harm of underage use of alcohol and substance abuse, establishing lasting healthy behaviors, and providing access to education, training, and opportunities for youth to create social change in their communities.

Our funded partners include:

  • Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention (Granite Youth Alliance)
  • Goodwin Community Health/One Voice for Strafford County (Coordinated School Health Program)


Through our Volunteer Action Center we connect thousands of individuals to volunteer opportunities with local non-profits and conduct an annual “Day of Caring”, a community-wide day of service.

NH 211 Information and Referral

UWGS, in partnership with United Ways throughout New Hampshire and other funders, support statewide 2-1-1, a 24/7 hotline that connects Seacoast residents to critical health and human service resources. The 211 hotline answered more than 10,000 calls for assistance from Strafford and Rockingham county residents in 2013.

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