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August 2, 2022
With domestic violence cases rising due to the current crisis, Mary wasn’t sure how she would be able to meet the increased need. With the current physical barriers, many of her program participants didn’t have the same access to the support of their friends and families.
United Way worked rapidly with our partners to identify the needs of the most vulnerable and rallied the community to provide supports for domestic violence survivors. Because supporters do local good, Mary can help those in need heal and find safety.
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When COVID-19 hit, Aylisa worried about how she would be able to give the participants in her program hope. Many were facing eviction, mounting utility bills, or obstacles to being able to work.
When Angeer found out her eight-year-old son’s bone cancer had relapsed, she didn’t know how she would be able to get through it. Like many local families, they were also facing isolation and anxiety as a result of the pandemic.
Vanessa was homeless and numbed her feelings of guilt and shame with drugs and alcohol. When Child Welfare told her she couldn’t live with her son due to her addiction, she decided to reach out for help.