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Caring for Our Children

Building a Better Normal: Caring for Our Children
 
Childcare underwent incredible changes during the pandemic. Providers had to adapt quickly to ensure the health and safety of children and employees. And when schools closed to in-person instruction, many families struggled to find additional affordable childcare while they continued to work. 
 
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United Against Hunger

Building a Better Normal: United Against Hunger
 
“When the pandemic started there was so much uncertainty, so much fear. One thing I was absolutely certain of was that we were going to be needed more than ever,” reflected Julio Alonso, Executive Director of Hoosier Hills Food Bank at the “United Against Hunger” August Wake Up!

Reimagine a Safe and Healthy Community

Reimagine a Safe and Healthy Community

“For any community to be equitable, resilient, and healthy, they must be safe.” Liz Grenat, Executive Director at Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM), shared recently at the “Reimagine a Safe and Healthy Community” July Wake Up! with United Way panel discussion. “We know that exposure to conflict is expensive.

Experiencing Homelessness in Bloomington

Experiencing Homelessness in Bloomington

“It was a struggle every day,” said Katrina Sanders as she reflected on her experiences with homelessness.  

She and Ernie Brewster volunteered to share their personal stories at Wake Up! with United Way “Experiencing Homelessness in Bloomington.” The discussion was moderated by Rev. Forrest Gilmore, Executive Director of Beacon, Inc.  

Are we in an 'Eviction Tsunami?'"

Are we in an 'Eviction Tsunami?'"

“I’m wishing I had a crystal ball to tell you all what will be happening with eviction filings in April," said Monroe County Circuit Court IV Judge Catherine Stafford as community members gathered to discuss “Are we in an ‘Eviction Tsunami?’” at this month’s Wake Up! with United Way.  

What's New with 211?

What's New with 211?

Indiana 211 (IN211) serves thousands of our community members each year with resources and referrals to meet their unique needs via a 24-hour hotline and website. Across the state, IN211 answers over 20,000 calls each month to connect people in need with life changing resources.  

Wake Up! with United Way 2020

Wake Up! with United Way 2020
 
Wake Up! with United Way is a monthly speaker series featuring breakfast, networking, and an enlightening presentation and discussion of timely topics. Alongside friends, neighbors, nonprofits and community partners, learn more about issues that directly or indirectly affect everyone in our area.

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