The Acton-Boxborough United Way conducted a Community Needs Assessment to provide insight into the most pressing human service needs of our communities, including those who are 'under the radar' and may not be the most widely recognized.

ABUW will use this assessment to:

  • Inform our grant making, programmatic and community activities
  • Encourage collaboration around critical issues
  • Consider appropriate strategic directions

ABUW encourages use of this study by our community:

  • Service providers and Town officials may identify services that need to be better publicized, new services that could be developed, and opportunities for collaboration
  • Residents should know that if you are struggling, you are not alone. Many community resources are available to you - the ABUW and many agencies are here to help.
  • The broader community can learn more about the very real challenges facing many of us. The needs of our neighbors are often unnoticed or unrecognized. With awareness, we can build an even more compassionate and responsive community.

While the study is intended to highlight gaps and inadequacies, there is much to celebrate, including the dedicated, competent and caring professionals and volunteers who are committed to providing residents with the help they need.

Please review the Community Needs Assessment Report or the Executive Summary. 

Watch Patty Higgins, chair present executive summary at ABUW annual board meeting.


For further information, please contact Rachel Sagan, Executive Director.

Additional information