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Homeless family living in a car


Fact: There are a variety of reasons why someone is homeless and needs a helping hand.

Everyone in the community can do their part to help solve the problem of homelessness.

Donate your time, goods, talent, services, or money.

The first step is to get involved.


Donations of Time, Talent, Goods, and Services

Would you like to donate some of your time and/or your talent? Would you like to donate goods or services? Please refer to our Abbreviated Directory of Emergency, Transitional, Permanent Supportive and Homelessness Prevention/Rapid Re-housing Services listings on the Find Help page. This listing provides agency names, program descriptions, and phone numbers. Your help is needed and appreciated very much. Thank you!

(Note: Depending on what you are donating, you may be able to use all or part of your donation as a tax write-off. Ask the agency you donate to for a charitable donations receipt for your tax purposes. Refer to for complete information on tax deductions for charitable contributions.)

Monetary Donations

To make a monetary donation, please click on the large "Please...donate." button. This button is found at the bottom of any page and at the top of every page in the rotating banner (the last frame).

Or, if you prefer to send a check, please make your check payable to the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Inc. Also, please write "for homeless assistance" on the memo line of your check.

Mail your check to:
The United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Inc.
201 Lafayette St.
Utica, NY 13502

Your donation is gratefully accepted and will be used by the Mohawk Valley Housing and Homeless Coalition to assist those who are homeless in Oneida County.


Please donate button

At this time, by clicking on the "Please...donate." button, you will be redirected to the website of the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica. A new window will open. Please indicate in the "In Memoriam" box that you wish your donation to be used to assist homeless persons in our area. Thank you.