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Category: Success Stories

Success Story: Jordan Burnett

With the support of a Full Service Schools therapist, Jordan found that recovery from depression was possible, and that she could achieve her goals.

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Success Story: Laila Farrington

Through Full Service Schools, Laila received the counseling she needed to cope with the stress and anxiety stemming from her parents’ incarceration. Now twelve years old and in the sixth grade, Laila has entered United Way’s Achievers For Life program.

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Success Story: Sachelle Cuffy

As one of seven children in a single-parent household, Sachelle Cuffy thought success was out of reach. To ensure Sachelle could reach her full potential, she was paired with a United Way Full Service Schools therapist who helped her learn to cope with stress and set goals for her future.

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Success Story: Benjamin Gundlach

Benjamin was able to transition back home with the comfort of knowing he was supported by United Way’s Elder Care Advocates initiative, which provides coordinated services for elderly patients exiting the hospital to ensure a faster, healthier recovery without rehospitalization.

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Success Story: Nikkii and Reed

Nikkii and Reed are making a positive investment in their future through United Way’s RealSense financial education classes and money coaching.

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Success Story: Reggie James

With RealSense, James no longer worries about whether his taxes are going to be done properly or where the money is going to come from to get them prepared.

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Success Story: Elizabeth and Jayden

Jayden is a bright young learner who has thrived in a high-quality early learning center, made possible by a free two-year early learning scholarship through Success By 6. Watch their story here.

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Success Story: Tierney Williams

Tierney needed a strong academic foundation and a champion for his goals to graduate on time. He found both in Achievers For Life and his mentor, Mickey McCown.

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Success Story: “Julie” and 2-1-1

When “Julie” came home from work the day before Thanksgiving, she discovered that her utilities were disconnected. Panicked by her situation, Julie called United Way of Northeast Florida’s 2-1-1, where a highly-trained specialist helped direct her to the right place to get her power restored.

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Success Story: Jessica Broadway

With the support of her family, Full Service Schools helped Jessica overcome depression and anxiety to be successful in her goals.

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