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Category: Comprehensive Basic Needs

Eastside homeowner receives critical home repairs

Ms. Barbara Robertson is a lifelong resident of the Historic Eastside community. She is the epitome of a great neighbor and community servant. She is…

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More than 38% of Northeast Florida residents struggle to make ends meet despite growth in wages

This new ALICE data also shows significant disparities in the rates of financial hardship   Jacksonville, Fla. (May 22, 2024) — More than a third…

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RYAM Annual Golf Tournament Raises a Record $91,000 for United Way

Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) and United Way of Northeast Florida announced earlier this month that RYAM raised $91,000—a new event record—for United Way during its…

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United Way commits $10 million to improving Jacksonville housing ecosystem

  Jacksonville, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2023) – United Way of Northeast Florida announced yesterday the commitment of $10 million to improve the Jacksonville ecosystem for…

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Supporting Mental Health in Northeast FL: The 988 Crisis Lifeline

By Elizabeth Findley, 988 director, United Way of Northeast Florida     United Way of Northeast Florida responds to approximately 30-50 calls daily from individuals…

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Latest ALICE report reveals 39% of Northeast Florida households struggle to make ends meet

Based on 2021 U.S. Census data, these calculations include more than 74,000 Northeast Florida households in poverty as well as more than 176,000 families defined as ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed).

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Creating a community of opportunity

At United Way of Northeast Florida, we’re working to create a community of opportunity – one where everyone has hope and can reach their full potential. We know one organization can’t do it alone, so we focus on connecting people, resources and ideas to solve our community’s toughest challenges and achieve this vision together. 

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From ‘hello’ to help, United Way 211 is here 

  Every day, United Way 211 in Northeast Florida receives hundreds of calls from people in need.  Mothers searching for diapers for their children. Veterans…

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Here’s how one volunteer-led organization is fighting food insecurity in Northeast Florida

Epic-Cure is a 100% volunteer-ran organization that rescues good food from wholesale distributors, farms and grocery stores and provides it for free to people in need in St. Johns, Putnam and Duval Counties in Florida.

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Stories From the Call Lines: Meet Delores

Every year, United Ways across the network celebrate Feb. 11 as 211 Day to raise awareness about the 24/7 information and referral hotline and the…

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