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August 3, 2022
When schools closed due to COVID-19, it wasn’t just education that was affected. School-based programs such as mentorship had to find new ways of supporting kids like Thea.
United Way worked rapidly with our partners to identify the needs of the most vulnerable and rallied the community to provide supports such as virtual mentorship for students in need to prevent isolation. Because supporters do local good, kids like Thea can grow and thrive.
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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.
Chloe struggled in school until she was connected with wrap-around supports through the All in for Youth initiative, a collaboration supported through United Way. Staff help Chloe through hardships at home, build her confidence and support her on her path to graduation.
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.