WE'RE DOING WHAT WORKS

Takisha

Five years ago, a home gave them more than a place to sleep. You allow United Way of Dane County to change lives, one family at a time, one stable home at a time. Early in her adult life, Takisha Jordan and her daughter were living independently when the loss of a roommate, and then her job, pushed them to a place she never thought they'd be—homeless...

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PARENT. CHILD. HOME.

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Two years ago, Ma worried that her daughter, Ariya, wasn't developing the skills she'd need to be successful in school. Ariya was extremely shy and showed little interest in books or toys. Ma and Ariya enrolled in United Way's Parent-Child Home Program. Twice a week, Ma and Ariya work with...

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HOUSING FIRST

Chi-Race

Chi-Race had to choose between paying rent and paying for food. As a single mother without a strong support network, it became increasingly difficult to make ends meet. She moved in with her parents when a major disagreement changed her life. Soon she and her children were bouncing between...

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GOLDEN YEARS

Olivia

Olivia discovered her independence was at risk by accident. Olivia loves volunteering in her community, playing with her grandchildren and giving back to the community. After years of independence, Olivia was shocked to find herself in the middle of a mystery. One afternoon, she was walking around her apartment,...

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SCHOOLS OF HOPE

Robert

As Robert's grades slipped, so did his chances for a successful future.
When it came to academics, Robert, an eighth grader at Toki Middle School, was detached and disengaged. Over time, his teacher became concerned about the effect his outlook would have on developing critical life skills.

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HealthConnect

HealthConnect

HealthConnect, a United Way of Dane County program, will pay your cost of insurance if you choose a Silver Level plan. You may be eligible for financial help to purchase insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Click here to learn more about HealthConnect and apply.

Click here >> if you have questions about buying insurance on the Marketplace.

United Way -- Request for Concept Papers
Deadline: Friday May 6, 2016 – 12:00 pm

We invite community organizations to submit concept papers to propose new, effective and measurable solutions to persistent challenges that continue to negatively impact our community.

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Deadline: Friday May 6, 2016 – 12:00pm

Strong Roots Montage

On February 25th, following the recommendations outlined by the Delegation to Create Economically Stable Families in 2014, local leaders began a conversation with the community on how, collectively, we can implement strategies to reduce poverty in Dane County. To begin this conversation, we shared a small collection of quotes from our local partners on poverty. Please watch below.

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