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What does strength mean to you?

We are strong when we come together. Thanks to your support, United Way provides local people with the help they need to find their strength and live their best possible lives.

 

By coming together, we are making our community a better place to live, work and thrive. We invite you to meet some of the local people you've helped.

Strength takes many forms. Read more stories of strength below:

Doshiemae

Doshiemae knows what it's like to be homeless and hopeless. Now inspired to give back to others, she draws her strength from remembering those who helped her during her time of need.

See how far she's come.

Angel

Angel had the strength and determination to rebuild her life after her father's sudden death – she just needed the right opportunity and some help getting back on her feet.

Watch her journey.

Latrina

Latrina shows her strength in her commitment to filling the "mom" role for the youth she serves. And for "Momma Trina," that means work isn't just a nine-to-five gig.

Learn more about her impact.

Anna

When Anna was first diagnosed, it was hard to admit that she was different from her classmates. Now, her strength comes from knowing that she's not fighting alone.

See how she's grown.

Eva

Eva lives out her strength by speaking up for those who can't speak for themselves. With a perfect volunteer attendance record since 2016, she is truly an advocate for the seniors she serves.

Learn more about her legacy.

Monica

When teachers raised concerns about her daughter's performance in school, Monica didn't know what the future would hold. Her strength is simple: Don't let fear hold you back.

Read what happened next.

Fatama

Fatama's family wasn't there for her during challenging times in her life, but she found her strength in a new support system through United Way. Now, she lives to encourage others at the same agency that helped her escape homelessness.

Read about her transformation.

Heather

As a single mom of three, everything falls on Heather – work, cooking, housework, keeping up with her kids' schooling and appointments. Her strength lies in knowing that she's not in it alone.

Read more.

Amy

For Amy, strength means taking risks to keep your family safe. When she took her kids and fled her abusive husband in 1999, she was met with the support she needed to recover and rebuild.

Read her story.