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United Way’s Financial Empowerment Center Helps Akron Resident Reclaim Finances

Sep 13, 2021
Today, Danielle smiles as she pays her bills each month, but just over a year ago she walked into the United Way’s Financial Empowerment Center in tears because she was unable to pay for her...

Local Mom Finds Support Through Family Resource Center

Sep 10, 2021
When TwaNysha signed her twin boys up for kindergarten in 2019, one of the stops on the school tour was at United Way of Summit & Medina’s Family Resource Center (FRC). United Way’s FRCs offer...

Peer Recovery Support Specialist Helps Fight Addiction Crisis

Sep 10, 2021
Trish Eddy, a certified peer recovery support specialist at Catholic Charities, ends every phone call to an addiction recovery patient with the words, “I love your whole soul.” It’s her reminder to...

United Way of Summit & Medina hosts annual meeting, highlights progress toward Bold Goals

Aug 17, 2021
United Way of Summit & Medina held its annual meeting today at the John S. Knight Center. Speaking to an audience of corporate leaders, public officials and other members of the community,...

United Way of Summit & Medina announces latest grant recipients, will invest $18 million in programs to support local residents in 2021

Jun 22, 2021
United Way of Summit & Medina announced that it had awarded grants to 56 programs representing 46 organizations throughout Summit and Medina Counties for its one-year funding cycle beginning in...

J.M. Smucker Co. and Knight Foundation announce grants in support of United Way of Summit & Medina’s 211 program

May 25, 2021
The J.M. Smucker Co. and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced grants to United Way of Summit & Medina. The $125,000 from each organization – a total of $250,000 – will...

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