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Access to healthcare for immigrants

May 19, 2020

    Access to healthcare for immigrants   Immigrants and non-native English speakers are particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. On top of social distancing, they face cultural, language and insurance barriers to receiving healthcare. Quality care is vital, especially for those who have had exposure to COVID-19.   United Way is stepping up to […]

How we can all take care of our mental health during COVID-19

May 1, 2020

    How we can all take care of our mental health during COVID-19   There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has brought big changes to our day-to-day lives. From work to school to social activities to the global economy, so much has changed since the crisis began – even our community’s mental health.   This is […]

COVID-19 Response Spotlight: St. Louis Area Foodbank

  COVID-19 Response Spotlight: St. Louis Area Foodbank   Our region is facing unprecedented challenges because of the COVID-19 crisis. People who were already vulnerable are now at even greater risk. And many people are reaching out for help for the first time. Our community’s nonprofit organizations are under higher demand than ever before. That’s why United Way’s […]

A note to you

March 27, 2020

    A note to you A note to you from Michelle D. Tucker, our president and CEO   Dear Greater St. Louis region,   When 2020 began, I, like many of you, was full of hope and excitement for the future of our region. While I continue to be full of hope and optimism, […]

What food insecurity means for a child’s development

March 12, 2020

    What food insecurity means for a child’s development     Food insecurity – not knowing where your next meal is coming from – can affect everyone. From adults, children and families, food insecurity can place an added stressor on their daily lives.   It puts pressure on parents to find enough healthy food […]

United Way awards one-time grant to Amare

December 16, 2019

    United Way awards one-time grant to Amare   ST. LOUIS (December 16, 2019) — The Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis recently awarded Amare, a non-profit based in Wood River, Ill., a $6,432 one-time grant through the Carol F. Martin Trust Grant Fund. The grant will help fund a […]

How United Way and Lyft are joining forces to overcome barriers

December 10, 2019

    How United Way and Lyft are joining forces to overcome barriers     When Phillip* found out he needed a blood transfusion, his heart dropped.   Phillip has sickle cell anemia, which prevents his blood from carrying enough oxygen through his body. This puts him at a higher risk of other complications, such […]

7 Best Moments from 2019

December 5, 2019

  7 Best Moments from 2019   It’s been another incredible year helping our community through United Way!   With 2019 coming to a close, we rounded up some of our favorite memories and biggest impacts.     171,155 United Way 2-1-1 calls Answered Our 2-1-1 call specialists answered 171,155 calls for a total of […]

Not Missing a Beat: Mitzi’s Story

July 10, 2019

    Not Missing a Beat     Three-year-old Keegan is transfixed, concentrating on shoveling rocks into his pail in the backyard. Suddenly, he’s interrupted from his task and looks up at the sky. He points to a passing airplane.   Watching from the porch, his mom, Mitzi, grins from ear to ear.   When […]

From darkness to hope: How Elizabeth became an ally

May 9, 2019

Every day, Elizabeth watched her husband’s moods rise and plummet without warning. She knew something was wrong, but the more she begged him to seek help, the more he brushed it off.   “I didn’t know what it was; I didn’t know what was going on,” Elizabeth recalled. “Between not understanding what he was going […]

An innovative approach to navigating the effects of trauma

March 15, 2019

When Molly adopted Shawn*, she was anxious to provide a loving home for a child in need.   Molly knew that Shawn had ended up in foster care because his biological mother had struggled with substance use disorder. Shawn and his biological mother had experienced homelessness and ongoing physical abuse and violence as a result. […]