Community Stability & Advocacy

Our health and well-being underpins our ability to succeed in school, at work, and in life. But for many people living in poverty, poor health is a symptom of larger systemic issues — complex barriers to success that stem from experiences of trauma, poor nutrition or lack of access to food, and stable housing.

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Ebony

Ebony wanted to give her baby a better life. When Ebony and her baby had no place to call home, they turned to United Way’s Impact…

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Supporting Health and Basic Needs

Our approach to creating individual and community health hinges on the integration of basic needs supports like healthy food access, benefits access, emergency rent, mortgage or utility assistance and trauma interventions into our work to help youth succeed and families achieve economic self-sufficiency. Together with our partners, we fight for opportunities for youth and adults by:

  • Increasing the number of children and families receiving family stability supports in coordination with their work toward learning, connecting or thriving
  • Placing an emphasis on increasing usage and promotion of our 2-1-1 health and human services helpline as an important resource
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