News & Updates

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...

Jim Mullen: Where can you go for help in Greater Akron? Try 2-1-1

Dec 08, 2018
By Jim Mullen Posted Dec 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM Updated Dec 8, 2018 at 7:48 PM    Right now, in Summit County, there are thousands who are struggling, but do not know where to turn for help. They may...

United Way releases volunteer engagement calendar for 2019

Dec 03, 2018
United Way of Summit County today announced the release of its new engagement calendar for 2019. Available on the United Way website at, the calendar lists more than a dozen...

United Way of Summit County seeks volunteers to provide free tax preparation services

Oct 29, 2018
In preparation for next year’s tax season, United Way of Summit County is recruiting volunteers for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. United Way’s VITA program provides free tax...

Volunteer Profile: Brighid Hillmuth

Sep 24, 2018
In late 2017, United Way of Summit County issued a call for volunteers for its brand-new Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Launched in January of this year, VITA offers free tax...