United by Compassion Series: Alice House

At United Way Halifax, our work is all about connection.
And it has never mattered more.

Alice House is one of the 33 community partners funded by the United Way Halifax Community Fund. They provide safe, secure housing and programming all over HRM so that women and children escaping domestic violence can find hope and connection.

“Your donation to United Way has a ripple effect. It impacts a vulnerable population, which supports their children, and then carries on to the community…”

– Patricia Arnoldin, Family Counsellor, Alice House

Poverty and isolation are risks for people of all ages, from any background or neighbourhood, but we know based on research compiled for Building Poverty Solutions that some folks in HRM are at higher risk of experiencing poverty, because they have been underserved and underrepresented in our economy and society for so long. For example, persons who are Indigenous, Black, 2SLGBTQIA+, or living with disabilities or addictions often face barriers and inequities that are systemic, unavoidable, and beyond their control.

United Way Halifax invests in changes and solutions that help marginalized people overcome these barriers and access what they need.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution. When you donate to the United Way Community Fund, you are powering a large network of supports. Your donation provides belonging, hope, dignity, and connection to those who need it most.

Together, we are #UnitedByCompassion.