Category: Community

United Way EDEN Place grows its reach to North Miami

2019-08-09T15:03:36-04:00 August 8th, 2019|

United Way EDEN Place (Educate. Develop. Empower. Nurture.) is a family resource center that empowers, strengthens and uplifts children and families. Its expansion to North Miami will serve families where 71 percent of households are in, or one emergency away from, poverty, according to the United Way ALICE Report.

A prom-perfect day for older adults in our community

2019-06-05T11:39:46-04:00 June 5th, 2019|

LINC put on a Senior Prom … with a twist. Older adults from Southwest Social Services, a United Way impact partner, were treated to a day worthy of prom poses, corsages, makeovers and photo booths — and plenty of opportunities to dance.

Celebrating nearly half a century of helping families care for their aging relatives

2019-05-01T10:57:52-04:00 May 1st, 2019|

United HomeCare, an impact partner of United Way, is a local nonprofit home health and community care organization that has served the community since 1974. It was originally born as a United Way pilot program, and is now ranked as the largest home health agency in South Florida. United HomeCare’s main goal is to provide care for older adults and disabled adults in the comfort of their own home.

Caring for the community’s children

2019-04-03T10:38:16-04:00 April 1st, 2019|

Coconut Grove Cares’ The Barnyard, a long-standing United Way impact partner, is dedicated to supporting children and families in Miami’s West Coconut Grove. The Barnyard’s programming focuses on moving the needle academically, while also helping youth grow holistically.

Meet Jessica

2019-03-05T13:07:30-04:00 March 5th, 2019|

Jessica’s story is one of personal triumph. She’s gone through many hardships. But despite her mother being an addict, her father in prison and Jessica spending the majority of her childhood homeless, she found a way to avoid temptation and pave a new path to a secure future – thanks to Publix and support from her neighbors.

Help in the fight for affordable housing

2019-01-11T18:07:25-04:00 January 11th, 2019|

We as a community can take action to help improve the affordable housing crisis. Together, Florida’s United Ways have developed a Consensus Legislative Agenda for the 2019 Florida Legislature that addresses the challenges working families and individuals barely making ends meet face. Find out how you can help.