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Category: Success Stories

Home repairs are ‘a blessing’ to North Riverside resident

  When you meet Shelton Knight at his Orion Street home in North Riverside, you are greeted with a smile and immediately welcomed inside. With…

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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

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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