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Community Stories

Poverty. Homelessness. Youth unemployment. These are unignorable issues facing our community. But we can tackle them together by showing our local love in the places we live. Here are some examples of local love in action.

November 26, 2021

Why community collaboration is the key to building back better

Why community coordination tables are a ‘game-changer’ when it comes to our response to COVID-19.

November 19, 2021

Finding a place to belong

After finding refuge in Canada from Sri Lanka, Arumugam longed to connect with people so he felt less alone in his new home. Thanks to a United Way-supported agency, he found a new community—and connected with old friends from back home.

November 17, 2021

Staying active and connected

Colette led an active life until the pandemic hit. A United Way-funded agency helped her get back into circulation.

October 31, 2021

A winner at the game of life

A United Way-supported program helped Cindy gain more confidence and stay connected—something that’s only become more important during the pandemic.

October 31, 2021

A journey to wellness

After struggling to find mental health support that worked for her, Laura connected with a United Way program that helped her look at things in a new way.

October 31, 2021

Power of giving back

After visiting a United Way-supported food bank, Michele started giving back by volunteering. Now she wants everyone to show their local love by getting involved too.

October 31, 2021

Support during hard times

Premji turned to a United Way agency when his wife Shanta was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. What he didn’t expect was to also find community for himself.

October 31, 2021

A dream for the future

A United Way-funded program helped Sylvanna come out of her shell—and paved the way for her to attend university.

October 20, 2021

More than just a meal

Support from a United Way-supported food program means Chad doesn’t have to wonder where his next meal is coming from.

October 08, 2021

Helping a family find a place to call home

Dave and his kids had spent 11 weeks—and most of his savings—living in a hotel, but a United Way agency helped them find affordable, comfortable housing.

June 16, 2021

Finding strength and compassion

After being persecuted for her gender identity, Xica found the acceptance she needed at a United Way-supported program.

June 16, 2021

A place to call home

After struggling with addiction for most of his life, Wade decided something had to change. A United Way-supported shelter helped him find stable housing and connected him to the support he needed to get sober.