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Kristen Rotz
President of United Way of Pennsylvania
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Latest Press Releases

March 16, 2021
Resilient PA Grassroots Network Launches to Help Pennsylvania Communities Grow and Flourish Beyond Trauma
Harrisburg, Pa. (March 16, 2021) — United Way of Pennsylvania announces today that it is launching a statewide network to connect local organizations who want to help support individuals through a trauma-informed approach which recognizes various forms of trauma and adverse events. This coalition, called “Resilient PA – Growing and...
February 11, 2021
Record-Breaking Numbers of Pennsylvanians Turned to PA 211 Network for Help in 2020
Harrisburg, PA – On February 11, PA 211 Day, United Way and the Pennsylvania 211 network are celebrating the ability to connect from hello to help for more than 430,000 individuals who sought help via phone, text, or web search, and re-committing to be there for Pennsylvanians as our state...
January 26, 2021
Record Number of ALICE Families Struggled to Afford Household Essentials as COVID-19 Hit
These families have little to no savings and are most concerned about their ability to afford housing costs Before COVID-19 hit, almost 1.4 million Pennsylvania households were already one emergency away from financial ruin — a 10-year record high — setting the stage for the unprecedented economic impact of the...
August 18, 2020
United Way Survey Seeks to Understand Pandemic Impacts on Pennsylvania Families
Harrisburg, PA— United Way of Pennsylvania is conducting a COVID-19 Impact Survey to assess the financial and household burdens that the COVID-19 Pandemic has caused on our state’s families. This short confidential survey asks Pennsylvania families about their experience with finances, housing and utilities, child care, food accessibility, transportation and...
April 1, 2020
PA 211 and United Way Launch Texting Campaign to deliver vetted information to Pennsylvanians
United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 launched an informational campaign by text to keep Pennsylvanians connected to verified sources of information on COVID-19. The campaign includes fraud prevention tips, information to help people access individual payments from the federal stimulus, and statewide resources to help households struggling with a...
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