United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) issues this Request for Proposal as a part of their commitment to achieve the goal of improving the condition of their neighbors affected by poverty and limited resources. UWDOR targets their community investment on strategies that support the financial stability of their most vulnerable neighbors. They aim to improve outcomes for their neighbors living in Dutchess and Orange counties by supporting individuals and families on their path to financial stability.
In partnership with the community, United Way utilizes a cohesive strategy to address the needs of children, families, and individuals with limited financial resources in Dutchess and Orange Counties. This RFP aims to establish a foundation for financial stability of UWDOR's neighbors and may involve pilot initiatives that will be expanded with future funding. UWDOR is seeking to support partners who share a commitment to the following:
United Way has identified a crisis intervention model coupled with case management to address obstacles to financial independence and mobility. UWDOR seeks to support partners with coordinated supports and services. Through a multi-tiered approach, the goal is to create a strong network that supports individuals and families to transition from recurring financial crises to securing financial independence.
Annual Goals: Improve access to resources to alleviate short-term financial crisis in order to increase local families’ economic position.
Community Level Outcomes: Increase financial assets for ALICE and low-income individuals.
UWDOR prioritizes eviction prevention among the most pressing financial stability based needs. Organizations are encouraged to work in a cohesive housing system to best achieve shared outcomes and work with one another to provide housing resources to housing insecure families and primarily keep families in their current housing to the extent possible.