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Category: Good Health and Well-being

Full Service Schools awards $5.5 million in mental health services grants

Administered by United Way, the initiative provides free mental health care to all Duval County public school students.

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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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The doctor is in: Volunteer brings high-quality cardiovascular care to Sulzbacher

Dr. Brian Shapiro’s presence on Sulzbacher’s campuses both as a provider and as a leader on Sulzbacher’s board of directors has made a lasting impact on those he has served and those who will be served.

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DESC volunteer inspired by loss “satisfies her soul” through volunteerism

Described as hard working, extremely passionate and kind, DESC volunteer Gaylon Hynes is known for her attentiveness to people in need and goes out of her way to find help.

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Mental Wellness: Resources to Help You Thrive

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and our team at United Way of Northeast Florida and mental-health expert Dr. Kal Kseib, consultant for Baptist Health, would like to help mark this important awareness effort with a list of accessible resources available all year long.

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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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Volunteering Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

United Way is committed to safely supporting partners and their volunteer needs during community crisis.

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Jacksonville man receives hope and good health from volunteer-based clinic

  Roderick Borisade knew something was wrong when his left side became numb. He was scared and didn’t know where to turn for help. “Weeks…

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The impact of speech and hearing on academic success

A preschooler’s ability to speak effectively and understand language affects more than just their ability to say simple phrases like “hello” and “good morning”– it deeply impacts their capacity to comprehend and apply everything taught to them in the classroom.

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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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