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

ABUW encourages use of this study by our community:

  • ABUW will use this document to inform our grant making, programmatic, and community activities, to encourage collaboration around critical issues, and to consider appropriate strategic directions
  • 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.

To view the full report, please visit:

To view the Executive Summary of the report, please visit:

Executive Summaries (full and abridged versions) are available upon request to Rachel Sagan, Executive Director, Acton-Boxborough United Way at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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