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UNITED For Greater Portland

For over 90 years, United Way of Greater Portland and our community have risen to the challenge to help our neighbors in need. This time is no different. We are stronger and better together.

United Way of Greater Portland is working with our community to plan for long-term, community-wide recovery. The Greater Portland COVID-19 Recovery Fund supports resiliency for individuals, organizations, and communities and addresses ongoing needs resulting from COVID-19 and its educational, health, and financial effects. Learn more about the Greater Portland COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

It’s predecessor, the Greater Portland COVID-19 Community Relief Fund provided immediate and necessary support, throughout the spring of 2020, to organizations on the front lines the COVID-19 crisis.  


United Way is here to help through the uncertainty and times ahead. DHHS partnered with United Way’s 211 Maine to field general questions about COVID-19. Through United Way’s 211 Maine and the coordination with thousands of services across Maine, we are on the front lines to determine where resources are most needed.  Whether financial, health, or COVID-19-related, 211 Maine is here to help. Simply dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211.

United Way of Greater Portland’s Volunteer Newsletter: COVID-19 Special Edition can connect you with one-time opportunities and events that help our community or provide tools for hosting a collection of needed items. We are working closely with other community organizations to share needs and resources as we learn more. We encourage you to check our volunteer.unitedwaygp.org for updated volunteer opportunities and connections.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many unique challenges for our community and our mental health. Many people are experiencing heightened levels of depression, anxiety, and stress. We’ve compiled a list of wellness resources on our website. Read our wellness resources blog.

We’ve compiled a list of financial stability resources to support economic and recovery efforts related to COVID-19. Though not exhaustive, we hope they provide a start from which to find and access local services and information. Read our financial stability resources blog.

Home with a child right now? We’ve compiled a list of resources, best practices, and information for families. Read our tips for parents and caregivers.

The health and safety of our community is our priority. We know the amount and changing nature of the information you have and continue to receive can be confusing and overwhelming. Our goal at United Way of Greater Portland is to share resources, best practices, and information in the days and weeks ahead. Read our social distancing support blog.

Help brighten someone’s day and write a card!  You can share a quote, for example, or send words of encouragement to them know that they are loved. Cards will be distributed through to United Way of Greater Portland’s partners. Click here to create a note of encouragement.