United Way Survey Seeks to Understand Pandemic Impacts on PA Families

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 health care during the last year. An…

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We’re Looking for a FT Administrative Assistant!

United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 are seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented team player to provide key administrative support which allows both organizations to deliver on their missions. The administrative assistant will also provide support to United Way of Pennsylvania President and PA 211 Executive Director who is responsible for implementing the strategic priorities…

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Upcoming Resilient PA Coalition Launch

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are some of the most intense sources of stress that children can be exposed to, including child maltreatment, interparental violence, and parental substance use. Along with immediate health and educational effects, ACEs have been linked to higher risks of health-harming behaviors, including smoking, harmful alcohol consumption, and drug use. The World Health Organization…

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COVID-19 Disaster Declaration Renewed to Aid in Response and Recovery

Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed a fourth renewal of his 90-day Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. The first proclamation was signed on March 6, following the announcement of the first two presumptive positive cases of the virus in Pennsylvania. The disaster declaration has allowed for waivers and extensions to continue to provide for Pennsylvanians…

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Department of Health Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Order to Help Expedite Vaccine Administration, Improve Accessibility for Seniors

The Wolf Administration released a new order to increase the administration of vaccine dosages received, ensure ease of scheduling appointments, reinforce specific reporting by vaccine providers, and ensure accountability in providers’ adherence to vaccine priorities.  All vaccine providers will be required to administer a specific percentage of vaccine first doses received within seven days of receipt of…

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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 builds back from the pandemic….

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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 crisis, according to the latest…

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UWP Launching Resilient PA: Growing and Flourishing Together

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are some of the most intense sources of stress that children can be exposed to, including child maltreatment, interparental violence, and parental substance use. Along with immediate health and educational effects, ACEs have been linked to higher risks of health-harming behaviors, including smoking, harmful alcohol consumption, and drug use. The World…

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Help Inform Early Learning Policy in Your Community

Pennsylvania’s Prenatal-to-Age-Three Collaborative Family Leadership Learning Community: Do you have suggestions about child care, health and family support services for children and their families? Are you interested in participating in decision-making about services in your community? Do you feel called to action to strengthen your community or participate in statewide policy reforms? Join the Family…

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UWP is Looking for a Public Policy Intern!

United Way of Pennsylvania is looking for a Winter/Spring 2021 intern to assist the public policy team with research and data compilation, document design and preparation, advocacy and outreach efforts, and data and policy dissemination to stakeholders, decisionmakers and partners. If you have experience with Excel and design skills, check out the position description. Get…

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