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Kristen Rotz
President, United Way of Pennsylvania, and Executive Director, PA 211
(717) 238-7365 x201
(717) 448-1663

Latest Press Releases

June 7, 2024
United Way Network Advocates for Critical PA 211 Funding
United Way of Pennsylvania members and PA 211 staff call on legislators to provide an increase in funding for this vital resource for Pennsylvanians. Harrisburg, PA - Yesterday, the United Way of Pennsylvania (UWPA) and its affiliate members, alongside PA 211 volunteers and front-line workers, convened a press conference and...
May 28, 2024
Despite Bigger Paychecks, PA Has Highest Number of Working, Financially Struggling Households Since 2010
New ALICE Update shows wage growth was no match for inflation after a decade of falling behind Harrisburg, PA — Wage growth offset by stubborn inflation and the expiration of enhanced federal tax credits were some of the contributing factors to the highest numbers of households experiencing financial hardship in...
May 2, 2023
Pennsylvania Working Families Still Struggling Post-Pandemic
New ALICE Report Shows 1.4 Million Working Families Face Financial Hardships HARRISBURG, PA – COVID-19 shined a spotlight on the difficulties many families face when there is sudden economic insecurity. Yet, as we step onto the other side of the pandemic, we see that many working families are still struggling...
February 9, 2023
Pennsylvanians Rely on PA 211 to Help as Inflation Affects Low to Middle Income and Fixed Income Households; PA 211 Launches Statewide Chat Translation Tool to Improve Service
Harrisburg, PA – On February 11, PA 211 Day, United Way and the Pennsylvania 211 network arecelebrating the important role that 211 plays to provide connections to help with everythingfrom housing to higher utility costs as households continue to feel the effects of inflation.United Way and PA 211 are also...
July 8, 2022
United Way Concerned by Pennsylvania Budget That Fails to Deliver Sustainable Tax Relief for Working Families
United Way of Pennsylvania’s President Kristen Rotz, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization, highlighting the missed opportunity to provide working families with meaningful tax relief – and depriving all residents of related economic growth - in the state budget that is being considered by the General Assembly:...
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