Mar 11, 2019

TOA Receives United Way of York County 2019 Community Investment

March 11th, 2019 South Portland, Maine. The Opportunity Alliance today announced that it has been awarded a two-year grant from United Way of York County totaling $77,800. This investment will support our Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs, the CDA Development Center, and our Residential-Led Community Building efforts.


For 50 years, The Opportunity Alliance has provided advocacy, leadership, and support to help individuals, families, and communities identify goals and address their needs. The state’s designated crisis services provider for Cumberland County, TOA provides mental health services through crisis response programs, residential mental health treatment facilities, and case management programs for children, youth, and adults. TOA is a co-occurring competent agency offering programs for individuals attempting to recover from substance use and mental health co-occurring disorders and is a leader in peer to peer and parent to parent partnering supports and services.

Through the mobilization of people, resources and expertise, United Way of York County works to improve lives across York County. Thanks to the continued support of dedicated individuals, businesses, and organizations across the region, this year the United Way is investing in 58 community programs that serve children, youth, adults, and families.


“Thanks to the generosity of those who support United Way’s work throughout the year, we are able to provide continued and much needed support for essential and direct human services right here in our county,” noted United Way of York County President & CEO Barb Wentworth. “These important programs support the best start for our youngest citizens, provide healthy foods for children and seniors, engage youth in meaningful service, and meet basic needs – all critical components of our collective efforts to build an even stronger York County.”


The Opportunity Alliance is the Community Action Agency for Cumberland County. Through multiple integrated community based and clinical programs, we serve more than 20,000 people annually throughout Maine.


About United Way of York County
United Way of York County improve lives by mobilizing people and resources. Founded in 1986, United Way of York County turns every dollar contributed back out into the community at a value of $4.13. To learn more about United Way of York County, visit or call 207-985-3359.