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Category: Success Stories

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

Suffering from kidney failure and without transportation to his medical appointment, Stephen* found himself in dire need of assistance. Stephen, a senior living in Duval…

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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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Relief Fund support allows Trinity Rescue Mission to increase capacity

Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund’s generous gift to Trinity Rescue Mission has allowed people who are the most exposed and at risk in the city to be cared for during this time of uncertainty

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Relief Fund grant ensures local families get helping hand

By Melanie Cost, Jessie Ball duPont Fund For more than 100 years, Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) has supported Jacksonville neighbors with a variety…

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Relief Fund helps BEAM continue critical food services

Grants like the one from Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund is critical to BEAM being able to continue to serve the community.

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Youth workforce program helped Jacksonville teen reach her dreams

  Almost four years ago, Shayla was struggling. A high-school sophomore at the time, she didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life….

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Community volunteers brought holiday joy to 65 local families

By Kelsey Morrow   This past holiday season, members of a local family finally got their own beds thanks to the generosity of one of…

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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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