A Snapshot of the Impact on Human Services of the State Budget Impasse
No state funding is flowing for adult education and job training services.
Approximately 84,500 seniors have lost Meals on Wheels and/or home and community based services. Senior protective services are not being funded.
Centers for Independent Living… Read more »
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, in partnership with innovation firm gravitytank, convened its second summit for United Way Neighborhood Network partner communities, this time inviting a cohort of Auburn Gresham, Cicero, South Chicago, Robbins/Blue Island and Bronzeville. The summit took place on January 27 and 28, and focused on identifying the… Read more »
Dear Friends and Supporters,
I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the very important work United Way of Metropolitan Chicago has been doing on behalf of our partner agencies and the human services sector as a whole.
As many of you are aware, these are unique and… Read more »
James was unemployed and had to move into a homeless shelter. He had accumulated significant medical and other debt and was frequently contacted by debt collection agencies. He wasn’t sure where to turn to get his finances back on track. Then, James heard about United Way partner agency Jane Addams Resource… Read more »
The call for us to be authentic is increasingly loud. But what does authenticity really mean? And how can women develop authentic approaches to life?
The United Way Women's Leadership Council celebrated Women’s History Month with a morning event featuring a real and honest panel discussion and Q&A focusing on truths about… Read more »
Will Darley works in International Sales with W.S. Darley and Co., a 108-year-old family run manufacturer and distributor of firefighting, tactical and lifesaving equipment. He is the Chair of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago's Young Leaders Society. We asked Will a few questions about his support for United Way and… Read more »
We are proud to congratulate our partner, Mesirow Financial, on their Community Impact award from Chicago Charity Challenge for their partnership with the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council through United Way of Metropolitan Chicago's Neighborhood Network Initiative.
The Community Impact Award rewards a team for serving a low- to moderate-income geographic community… Read more »
One of the core areas of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s work that you support with your contribution is helping individuals and families gain the economic opportunities and financial tools they need to be financially stable. Specifically, United Way focuses on employment training and placement, tax assistance and financial literacy education.… Read more »
In February, more than 65 of our 198 agency partners gathered together at Instituto del Progreso Latino to participate in our first Agency Networking Session. The idea for these sessions grew out of our recent Partner Agency Breakfast and site visits with our partners where they expressed an interest in meeting as… Read more »
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) encourages work, supports family financial stability and leads to long-term gains in child health and academic success. United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, our community partners, and hundreds of volunteers each year take action to connect working families to the EITC. It’s good for families, it’s good… Read more »