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June 2021 - When 2020 started, we could have had no idea the immense changes ahead for all of us.

The pages of the newly released 2020-21 Report to the Community tell the story of the past year in words, numbers, and pictures, but cannot capture how much has changed.

Despite the...

Posted: June 14, 2021 Related

What is Housing First?

The Housing First model is being utilized in communities across the nation to address homelessness.

On Thursday, June 10 for Wake Up! with United Way “What is Housing First?” we were joined by Emily Pike, Executive Director of New Hope for Families and Chair...

Posted: June 11, 2021 Related Wake Up
Wake Up! with United Way: Building a Better Normal As the region rebuilds from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Wake Up! with United Way season will focus on Building a Better Normal. Each month’s discussion will bring to light how to engage to create a brighter future that works for everyone in our...
Posted: May 27, 2021 Related Wake Up

Accessing Healthcare While Chronically Homeless

“People should not be allowed to die from illnesses that are preventable and treatable. We have to come together to lower barriers,” shared Nancy Richman, Project Director of HealthNet Bloomington Health Center, at the recent Wake Up! with...

Posted: May 27, 2021 Related Wake Up

Long-time local resident, Myra L. Powell, “loved the community and was invested in seeing it grow,” according to her family. Son, Eric, and daughter-in-law, LeeAnna Powell, owners of My Sports Locker, are both lifelong Bloomington residents and deeply appreciate the importance of supporting the...

Posted: May 4, 2021 Related

“I’m happy to have been a part of continuing to expand the work and focus United Way does in the community,” said Liz Feitl as she reflected on her career with United Way of Monroe County.


After nearly 20 years as the AFL-CIO Community Service Liaison, Liz is retiring. During this...

Posted: April 29, 2021 Related


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