UnitedWayChat Advocacy

#UnitedWayChat: Advocacy

Advocacy is a key pillar to fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. That’s why June’s #UnitedWayChat on Twitter was all about the work being accomplished through advocacy. United Ways are making a difference in communities across the world. Every other month, we gather for a Twitter #UnitedWayChat to […]

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CM Unsung Hero

Help Us Find the Unsung Hero

Change Maker Impact Awards Central Florida is a community that embraces all that it means to Live United. As a master of community collaboration, Heart of Florida United Way brings together the public and private sectors to create a better life for every person in Central Florida. Which means we get to see first-hand the […]

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Affordable Housing

Advocate for Change: Affordable Housing Crisis

In response to the overwhelming requests for housing assistance we have experienced at the Puerto Rico Welcome Center at the Orlando Airport, our CEO Jeff Hayward authored the following letter. It was delivered to Florida Governor Rick Scott on October 26 requesting immediate and long term support to alleviate the affordable housing crisis.  Dear Governor […]

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Childrens Health Insurance

Advocate for Change: Children’s Health Insurance

The Health Insurance Landscape Health insurance has become a hot topic of discussion. While the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the rate of uninsured children stands at an all-time low of 4.8% nationwide, Florida has lagged behind with a reported 6.9% of children not covered. Overall, it’s good news that indicates things are headed in […]

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Mental Health

Advocate for Change: Mental Health Care

Mental Health Awareness Month May is Mental Health Awareness month, yet many in Central Florida don’t realize there is a free resource available 24/7 that offers solutions to a range of mental health issues: the 2-1-1 Information and Assistance Helpline. Via call, text or chat, clients are able to connect with a 2-1-1 specialist who has […]

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