United Way of Metropolitan Chicago President and CEO, Wendy DuBoe, and United Way of Illinois Chairman, Mark Burton, pen op-ed on importance of human service investment amidst budget crisis. Read More »
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The Local Need:
United Way of DuPage/West Cook is part of a network of support for LIVE UNITED 2020, our community-impact plan for Chicagoland.
United Way of DuPage/West Cook serves an increasingly diverse population. Every township in this region has experienced a decrease in white populations and an increase in Latino populations.
- DuPage/West Cook’s unemployment rate fluctuates greatly. Starting with an average of about 3.8% at the beginning of the millennium, that rate has more than doubled to 9% in 2010.
- New foreclosure filings have more than doubled, especially in the second half of the decade.
- The percentage of low-income residents has increased by more than 50%, compared to the total population increase of 4% during the same period.
Speak United Blog
James was unemployed and living in a shelter. He had accumulated significant medical and student loan debt and was being frequently contacted by collection agencies. Then James heard about Jane Addams Resource Center (JARC). Read More »
Helping someone prepare their taxes may not initially have much appeal to you, but each year millions of dollars go unclaimed by families—unclaimed money that could prevent working families from living in poverty. Read More »
Dear Friends and Supporters, Spring is a special time in our region after our notorious Chicago winters. We at United Way thought it was the perfect time to reach out and share more about the work and impact you’re making possible with your engagement. Read More »
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is proud to participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence on April 17th. In support of LGBT youth who find themselves in need of a voice we offer ours in support and solidarity. Read More »
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