A new survey conducted by United Way of Illinois, the statewide association of 52 local United Ways and the largest non-governmental funder of health and human services in the state, shows the deepening impact of the budget impasse on the most vulnerable citizens across Illinois and on the human service sector overall.
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Dear Friends and Supporters,
While United Way of Metropolitan Chicago focuses much of our work on the building blocks of lasting individual and community success, at this time of year we call special attention to meeting people’s most basic needs—a hot meal, a warm bed, a safe place free from abuse. During… Read more »
As part of our Neighborhood Network Initiative, United Way is working with ten neighborhoods to establish bold community goals that can be addressed by area stakeholders. Work in our first two Neighborhood Network communities of Brighton Park and West Chicago continues to show strong results. The eight other communities—Auburn Gresham, Austin, Bronzeville,… Read more »
Terry Newman has given generously to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago at the leadership level since 2003. We asked Terry to share with us his thoughts on his long support of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and how supporting United Way has become a family affair.
Q. You have been… Read more »
Nora was living in an apartment in Des Plaines with her two young daughters. She was working two minimum wage jobs and struggling to make ends meet. She had mounting debt and became unable to afford her rent. With no family locally to turn to for help, Nora and her… Read more »
One of the core areas of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago's work that you support with your contribution is ensuring that individuals and families have resources to meet their most basic needs—food on the table, a place to sleep for the night and safety from abuse or violence. Though United Way… Read more »
Bill Green, In Person Counselor and Grants Manager for United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, stresses the importance of working with existing organizations that have a wealth of knowledge about their local community and its needs that assisters do not always recognize.
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This past spring, six of ten United Way Neighborhood Network Initiative coalitions came together for a two-day “Design Institute” to discuss what it means to be part of United Way’s Neighborhood Network Initiative.
Coalition partners shared both common and unique community challenges, the accomplishments and strengths of their work together, and… Read more »
Dear Friends and Supporters,
As we hit our stride in a new school year, we thought it a good time to reach out and share more about the work and impact you’re making possible with your support of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.
We’re pleased to let you know that as of the most… Read more »
Michael comes from a single parent household where his mother is raising him and his 2 younger siblings. Michael lost his father at a young age and had a great deal of anger as a result. He exhibited negative behaviors in middle school and was heavily involved in gangs. Along with Michael’s… Read more »