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Category: Comprehensive Basic Needs

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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Stories from the call lines: Meet Cheree

Meet Cheree, a United Way 211 Call Center Specialist who loves her team just as much as making a difference in the community.

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United Way 211 celebrates 20 years of helping callers in crisis

Founded in 2002, United Way 211 is an integrated information and referral helpline and online database that connects people of all ages and walks of life to essential health, human and social services.

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Stories from the call lines: Meet Serena

Meet Serena, a United Way 211 call center specialist. Though she’s been on the team for a short period of time, she’s already made a big impact in our community.

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Local Light: Northeast Florida Volunteer Pursues Equity Through Agricultural and Racial Advocacy

Diallo-Sekou Seabrooks fights for equity by speaking to local representatives about the challenges faced in his community and championed solutions to social injustice such as body cameras for Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

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Local Light: Catholic Charities’ Food Pantry Volunteers are “Real-Life Heroes”

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities food pantry volunteers have worked tirelessly to make sure individuals facing food insecurity in Jacksonville do not have to go hungry.

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