News & Updates

Akron Financial Empowerment Center Helps Family Get Out of Debt

Sep 23, 2021
When Amy’s mom told her and her husband Harry about the Akron Financial Empowerment Center, the information came at just the right time. Amy and Harry were struggling financially. “We were falling...

Couple Commits to Financial Success Through United Way’s Financial Empowerment Center

Sep 15, 2021
Newly engaged couple Rachael and Delah first visited the Financial Empowerment Center in September 2019 to find out if they were on the right track to start their new life together. They expected to...

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,...