UWP receives $450,000 to develop an innovative housing initiative with Eastern & Western PA CoC partners to improve housing stability

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) announced the recipients of the new round for funding for housing programs made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund. UWP’s application for “Eastern PA CoC & Western PA CoC Landlord Engagement” will be funded along with 322 housing and community development initiatives across the…

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UWP is Hiring a Member Services Manager

UWP seeks an experienced Member Services professional to lead our efforts to help local United Ways in the commonwealth grow stronger individually, and to work collaboratively across the state on key initiatives which unify our impact and elevate the United Way brand. The successful Member Services Manager seeks to find alignment and build connections which…

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United Way Network Advocates for Critical 211 Funding at PA Capitol

On June 6, 10 local United Ways and front-line PA 211 workers traveled to Harrisburg to advocate for an increase in funding for PA 211. During the press conference, PA 211 team members talked about their life experiences, how 211 helped them in times of need or how they wished they had known about the…

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PA ALICE Data Shows Highest Number of Working, Financially-Struggling Households Since 2010

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 Pennsylvania in 2022. Though wages for the lowest paid jobs have risen across the country at the fastest rate in four decades, the number of…

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United Way of Lawrence County Executive Director Gayle Young Wins Distinguished Leader Award

On Wednesday, May 15, United Way of Pennsylvania’s President Kristen Rotz, presented United Way of Lawrence County Executive Director Gayle Young with the inaugural Distinguished Leader Award. This award was created by member chief professional officers to recognize a peer for positive leadership, creativity and innovation, as well as dedication to the mission and vision…

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UWP Hiring Part-Time Office Coordinator

UWP seeks an experienced Office Coordinator professional to support our high-functioning team of in-office and remote workers. The successful candidate possess excellent organizational skills, the ability to coordinate multiples tasks, and finds joy in doing their part to contribute to our mission by supporting our internal team, including staff and boards of directors. They are…

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Announcing New Partnership Between 211 and 988!

New partnership with PA 211 and Chester County Creates integration of 211 and 988 Services via the Chester County Human Needs Network. PA 211 and Chester County have partnered to provide Chester County residents with a one stop shop for assistance with basic needs and mental health services.The Human Needs Network will serve as a…

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United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Raised Over $25 Million

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley raised a record-breaking $25,002,145 during its annual fundraising campaign, marking 14 consecutive years of growth for the nonprofit. The campaign was chaired by Tony and Adrienne DaRe of BSI Corporate Benefits, with a specific emphasis on the region’s rising mental health needs. The campaign was led by BSI…

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Aging Our Way, PA: A Plan for Lifelong Independence- UWP Comments

Aging Our Way, PA is a 10-year roadmap to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s older adults and improve services for this rapidly growing population. The roadmap aims to address the issues of accessibility and affordability for housing, transportation, communication and information, social participation, digital equity and access, as well as other important aspects of…

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United Way of Bucks County and County Commissioners declares March ALICE Awareness Month

United Way of Bucks County has partnered with county commissioners to declare March as ALICE Awareness Month, recognizing families like Rachel who have benefited from the LIFT United program. The acronym stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) families. The proclamation, signed by the Board of Bucks County Commissioners, aims to encourage community engagement,…

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