Homeless Task Force
The United Way is taking the lead in examining the issue of homelessness in Albany County. The task force meets monthly and is open to all concerned citizens. It has conducted three Point-in-Time surveys of people who are homeless in Albany County in order to gather some baseline data on what homelessness looks like in our community as well as reasons why people are homeless. Contact us for more information on time and place of the monthly meeting.
United Way of Albany County co-sponsors the Albany County VITA program at the Albany County Public Library. Trained volunteers prepare tax returns for low- and moderate-income families during tax season. This is a free service.
Several software solutions developed for the United Way of Albany County are available for deployment in your own non-profit organizations. Source code is provided free of charge under the MIT License at GitHub.
United Way of Albany County has established a fund to provide financial support to local nonprofits for their extra-ordinary and unprecedented expenses related to Covid-19. Our social services nonprofits, which make up the core of our Laramie Community, provide for many basic needs, including food, clothing, and shelter. The fund we have created, COVID-19 Response Fund, is providing micro-grants to local nonprofits with these emergency expenses. The last thing we want is for a food pantry, shelter, or service provider to think twice about cleaning or sanitizing because it isn’t in the budget.