change lives.

Welcoming two new partners

It takes a collective effort to make a difference.

For the United Way, that means working with – and funding – organizations whose energy and dedication are building better communities.

Collaboration with those funded partners is vital in our united effort to create brighter futures for the most vulnerable in our region.

We are fortunate to be able to add two new organizations to the fold this year, thanks to the donations raised through our annual campaign.

We’re delighted to welcome Chroma Saint John and Hestia House to the roster of organizations we support. This brings the number of our funded partners to 24, providing 67 important community programs helping people from St. Stephen to Sussex.

Chroma advocates for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in the Saint John region. The group hosts projects that help its members make friends and learn new skills. It also offers workshops for government, business and non-profit organizations to become allies in the community.

Hestia House has provided a secure and safe environment for women and children escaping intimate partner violence for more than 40 years. In addition to offering shelter and support, Hestia House provides counselling and links to community services.

Both of these new funded partners add to the foundation of the tremendous, life-changing work done by our other partners.

More information on all of the groups we fund and the crucial work they do in our communities can be found on the United Way Saint John, Kings & Charlotte website.

But of course, none of these achievements would be possible without the tremendous support we receive from our donors.

The generosity of thousands of community-minded individuals and organizations across our region allowed us to raise $1.74 million in our 2023 fundraising campaign, despite tough times experienced by so many caused by higher inflation.

The tireless work of United Way Staff and campaign volunteers means we are able to help underpin the work done by our funded partners. By supporting those organizations to achieve their goals, those who need a helping hand are getting the lift they need.


Alexya Heelis

Executive Director

United Way Saint John, Kings and Charlotte