Category: Stories

Meet Filiberto

2019-06-05T15:06:15+00:00 June 5th, 2019|

Filiberto has had a couple of unfortunate surprises. With the passing of time, life has gotten just a little more difficult for him. When he stepped in to help raise his grandchildren, he quickly realized that he started to need some support of his own. Thanks to United Way and United HomeCare, he is able to stay at home with his family while getting the assistance he needs to live his best life.

Meet Sandrell and Rachel

2019-05-01T10:15:26+00:00 May 1st, 2019|

Sandrell, a single mother, enrolled her daughter Rachel at a young age in one of United Way’s partner agencies, the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida. Rachel’s involvement has helped her prepare for the real world — even before she was able to understand what the real world was.

Inspire305’s 2018 Grand Innovator grant winner takes Miami by storm

2019-04-16T09:09:20+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|

Code/Art, the winner of Inspire305’s first Grand Innovator award grant, is continuing to inspire girls to code. The Miami-based nonprofit is on a mission to increase the number of girls studying computer science by motivating them with the creative possibilities of computer programming.

Meet Karie and her family

2019-03-18T09:55:35+00:00 February 4th, 2019|

Karie, her husband and their five children have encountered many struggles along the way. But thanks to some of our programs, like the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, Karie and her husband Jason are staying positive as they welcome their new baby.

Meet Derek

2018-10-31T21:53:16+00:00 October 31st, 2018|

Finances are just one of the many struggles veterans face upon their return to civilian life. Discover how Derek overcame his challenges with the help of United Way Mission United, a program dedicated to serving veterans and their families.

Meet Carmen

2018-06-06T11:49:43+00:00 June 1st, 2018|

Carmen’s brush with poverty led her down a road of self-discovery and self-assurance, empowering her to get on a fast track to financial stability.

Meet Rocio

2018-04-02T14:58:23+00:00 March 28th, 2018|

Since the young age of 15, Rocio was well aware of her calling. Taking on every babysitting job she could find, she was already in ...

Meet Adriana

2018-03-31T14:39:09+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

Eighteen months ago, as a mother of four without a GED or full citizenship, Adriana struggled to care for her young family. She spoke very ...