FINANCIAL STABILITY

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Here are some area outcomes made possible last year thanks to people who GIVE to United Way . . .

One story  ̶  Angie is a hard worker who has been employed since she was 15 years old. The day after she broke up with a boyfriend, she learned that she was pregnant. Through United Way Partner Agency staff, she found the encouragement, guidance, and basic baby supplies that helped her form a financial plan she has been able to sustain. She continues to work and care for her baby, aiming to provide a stable future for them both. 

Some of the bigger picture from last year

>876 men, women, and children received 32,975 nights of emergency shelter.
>221 people received budget counseling to help them through financial crisis.
>361 low-income or elderly people were represented in court at no cost for non-criminal cases.
>169 previously homeless households lived in transitional, permanent, or supportive housing.
>1,533 people received $1,256,261 in tax refunds through free tax preparation.

>761 children from low-income families received school supplies.

>102 adults with disabilities held jobs through sheltered and supported employment.

>More than $226,000 was saved on prescription medication by area residents with a prescription discount card.

>More than 6,000 people received clothing they needed at no cost.

>14 immigrants became U.S. citizens or legal, permanent residents.

>111 people filed proper documentation to successfully maintain legal status or attain citizenship.

>71 seniors were transported to medical appointments and community activities.

>Earned Income Tax Credits were filed for 206 people through free tax preparation, resulting in $134,381 in returned refunds.

>786 people provided Christmas to 792 families and individuals in need.

>Nearly 130 volunteers guided decisions for $3.1 million distributed in our community.

>More than 11,300 referrals were made to people seeking needed service resources.

Click here to see area EDUCATION outcomes from last year.

Click here to see area HEALTH outcomes from last year.

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fit into the mission of United Way of Greater St. Joseph.