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Stories: Helping Gloria get the medical care she needs helps her from becoming a person facing homelessness

Note: This story comes from Alexandra Wardlaw with Fayette Cares. Names and images have been changed to protect privacy. Gloria’s struggle with Lupus was taking a hard toll on her health, making it hard for her to hold onto a … Continue reading

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Stories: A veteran fighting alcohol and drug addiction finds his way back “home” to family and sobriety

Note: This story comes from Cordell Walker, executive director of Alpha Omega Veteran’s Services, one of United Way’s network agency partners working to strengthen families and neighborhoods through improving education, income and health. Names and images have been changed to … Continue reading

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Stories: Facing tremendous odds, a mother and her son find a greater quality of life thanks to agency services and counseling

Rhonda hopes her son will not have to face the discrimination that she has faced since she became HIV positive. One important fact that may keep him from having to face that is, he does not have the disease. “He’s … Continue reading

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Stories: His house destroyed by fire, John was unsure of where to turn, or how he and his wife would find shelter

(Note: This story comes courtesy of Kim Cribb with the American Red Cross. Names and images are changed to protect privacy.) The fire started in the kitchen, but the severe flame and smoke damage impacted every room in John’s home. … Continue reading

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Stories: Elayna’s life was changed by what she learned as a high school student in a United Way agency program

(Note: Today’s story comes courtesy of John Gaskill with BRIDGES, a partner agency in  United Way’s network of care. Names and images are changed to protect privacy) Years ago while a junior in high school, Elayna became involved with the … Continue reading

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