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Wilder Foundation on United Way COVID Funding: “We’re Trying to Make Everyone Feel Supported” Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
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We’re grateful for Greater Twin Cities United Way’s support during the pandemic, which has allowed us to respond to the families we serve with resources and care.
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Diana Neighborhood House
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Diana - Neighborhood House
I am thankful to Greater Twin Cities United Way because otherwise we wouldn’t have the home we do today. I went through hard times, but I couldn’t give up because of my kids.
Laura - Neighborhood House
Laura Neighborhood House
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Laura - Neighborhood House
Our apartment is ours, and I’m much less stressed. I would tell others “don’t give up”—there are people out there who care and want to help.
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United Way 211 Helps Callers Navigate COVID-19 Impacts
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Recently, a man called 211 a few days before his wife was expected to give birth to their first child. They were experiencing COVID-19 related unemployment and were behind on their rent. A 211 rent assistance specialist asked the caller a few questions to determine eligibility for the State’s COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, and they were able to begin the application process over the phone.
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Neighborhood House
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Danisa - Staff at Neighborhood House
Our model is housing first, and then we can work on other things. We welcome everyone, and we meet families where they are at today- no judgement.
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Kristan The Bridge for Youth, Arise Project
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Homelessness happens when a young person comes out. But a homeless youth is probably not going to stand on the side of the road with a sign. They’re going to look like your son, daughter, niece or nephew.
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United Way Funding Allows CommonBond Housing Communities to be “Nimble, Responsive” CommonBond Communities
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Funding from Greater Twin Cities United Way is allowing us to be nimble and responsive in supporting residents’ evolving needs.
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211 Call Data Highlights Growing Housing Needs
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As COVID-19 continues to affect those most vulnerable in our community, our real-time 211 call data is highlighting ongoing and increasing community needs – specifically a growing need for housing and rent assistance.
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Theresa Avivo
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Avivo is helping me grow, and my daughter and I are growing together.