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Category: Success Stories

Homeowner keeps house, reduces debt thanks to United Way partner, Family Foundations

Anjie is so thankful for organizations like Family Foundations and United Way of Northeast Florida for services they offer individuals like her.

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United Way partner, Red Cross, shelters local family in crisis

“I don’t know what I would have done without the Red Cross,” said Kirsten. “They saved my life, my family, everything.”

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Army veteran’s life transformed with one call to United Way 2-1-1

Betsy was at rock bottom. It wasn’t until she received information on free community resources from Catholic Charities at an Arlington church that her outlook began to improve.

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Homeless man overcomes addiction to find fulfilling career at local glass warehouse

From living on the street to becoming the head of a local glass warehouse in less than three years, Kaleem G. shows second chances are possible with the help of Operation New Hope.

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Student on path to success thanks high-quality early learning

Not only did Success By 6 help the family financially, Jimmy received high-quality early learning, which is essential for success later in life.

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United Way gives ‘hope’ a second chance for local family

Hope and her family are just one example of the thousands of lives changed by Full Service Schools every year.

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How an uninsured woman beat breast cancer at no charge

Molly is cancer free and alive today thanks to United-Way-funded We Care and its dedicated network of physicians.

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Local couple saves thousands thanks to United Way RealSense

Since RealSense began 13 years ago, the Bostons have used the initiative’s free tax-preparation services, learning so much along the way.

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Success Story Update: Laila Farrington

Within a year of receiving support from Full Service Schools, Laila began to understand that while she could not control the situation with her parents, she could still be successful.

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Success Story: Peyton Jones

When Peyton started the school-year as a new VPK student at the Riverplace Chappell Childcare Center, she was hesitant, not quite sure of herself. Now, Peyton has blossomed into a confident student, ready to take on new learning opportunities.

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