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United Way and partners launch Mission United veterans initiative in Northeast Florida

  United Way of Northeast Florida announced today the launch of Mission United, a community network connecting veterans and their families to critical health, human…

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What about the children in poverty?

United Way executive team member shares a personal reflection on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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Florida First Lady DeSantis visits United Way and 211 call center

Her visit was part of a statewide United Way 211 tour to better understand, emphasize the importance of and promote the value of United Way 211 in crisis prevention and intervention.

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Veteran permanently disabled by PTSD regains hope and his life

  In March 2018, Chris Dempsey, JAG lawyer and Army combat veteran, found himself sleeping in the woods next to his church in Keystone, Florida….

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United Way 211 helps family after car accident triggers financial crisis

A proud Haskell employee, she was invited to a United Way of Northeast Florida poverty simulation as part of the company’s annual fundraising campaign. United Way poverty simulations immerse participants in the daily challenges of families living in poverty. The experience moved Dana to tears.

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Retiree connects finance skills to purpose at Red Cross

Judy Bresnahan, volunteer for United Way partner American Red Cross of Northeast Florida, has dedicated 13 years of outstanding volunteer service at the local and national Red Cross levels.

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New report reveals more than one third of Northeast Florida residents struggle to make ends meet

United Way of Northeast Florida is leading and developing several initiatives to help ALICE families and those in poverty.

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Pine Castle helps woman overcome intellectual differences

When Jessica came to Pine Castle in 2013, she was living with her parents. Today, she continues to thrive in her independence.

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Living the dream 365: Introducing our America

Refugee resettlement director for Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida explains the personal impact of welcoming refugees in Northeast Florida.

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Catholic Charities to open community-based food pantry

In an effort to be more accessible to clients, and to provide services in a neighborhood where more than 40 percent of residents live in poverty, Catholic Charities is relocating its food pantry and opening a satellite office in Northwest Jacksonville.

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