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Category: Success Stories

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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North Riverside resident grateful for historic home repairs

“So that’s what it takes. A community working together – like a garden.” Venicia Davis has lived in her North Riverside home for the last…

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Home repairs are ‘a blessing’ to North Riverside resident

Shelton Knight outside his home.   When you meet Shelton Knight at his Orion Street home in North Riverside, you are greeted with a smile…

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Homeowners receive much needed home repairs thanks to United Way and partners 

As part of United Way of Northeast Florida’s $1 million affordable housing investment announced in January, home repair work started this spring on several houses…

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Early misfortune didn’t stop Jacksonville mom from finding hope and success

“One in every three people have been affected or received services from United Way. And I love to tell people that you’re looking at one of those people.”

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How Mother Pearl Became the Matriarch of A. Philip Randolph Blvd.

In the late 1960s, Pearl Graham, affectionately known OutEast as “Mother Pearl,” was an 18-year old fleeing an abusive home. Her heart was set on moving to Atlanta, Georgia, but her spirit led her to East Jacksonville.

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From homeless to housed with one call to United Way 211

Living in a hotel with his wife and daughter, Eric* was a self-employed veteran who had fallen on hard times. He exhausted all of the…

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No Car, No Care: How a Duval County Senior used United Way 211 to regain access to health care

A Story of Resilience and Support Stephen*, a senior living in Duval County and a veteran of the Vietnam War, found himself in a dire…

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Relief Fund grant allows ElderSource to provide increased support to older adults

ElderSource received one of the first grants from the First Coast Relief Fund, $50,000 that is being used to support a variety of direct services for older adults across Nassau, Baker, Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia counties.

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Relief Fund grant ensures Catholic Charities can continue crucial services

Catholic Charities is continuing to operate its food pantry, located in a food desert in Northwest Jacksonville, with drive-through services, and is serving 60 families each day.

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