News & Updates

The Homeless Point In Time Count Shows the Need for Housing Services

Feb 22, 2019
By Joe Scalise, Director of Housing Services, United Way of Summit County Late last month, volunteers from across Summit County braved sub-freezing temperatures to take part in a yearly event – the...

United Way’s VITA program begins serving clients for 2019 tax season

Jan 16, 2019
United Way of Summit County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) has begun serving clients for the 2019 tax season. Now through the end of tax season on April 15, workers from Summit...

EDITORIAL: Saving lives in the opiate crisis

Jan 14, 2019
Read on> Those are heartening words from Jerry Craig, the director of the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board. He told Amanda Garrett of the Beacon...

United Way posts record volunteer numbers for second year in a row

Jan 14, 2019
United Way of Summit County today announced that in 2018, for the second year in a row, participation in its volunteer events surged over the previous year. In 2018, 3,829 volunteers took part in...

Hope in the new year: Summit County overdoses and overdose deaths plummet in 2018

Jan 11, 2019
Read on> By Amanda Garrett Beacon Journal/    The opioid crisis that’s gripping much of the U.S. may finally be loosening in Summit County. Both the number of overdoses and...

2-1-1 Helps Akron Grandmother Get New Refrigerator

Dec 21, 2018
When her refrigerator died suddenly in late summer, Lozzie found herself in an uncomfortable situation. “September 2018 was warm,” recalls the Akron grandmother. “If you’ve never been without a...