Understanding Roots of Racism – Part 1: Health – Recap and Resources

May 25th 7p-9p

Thank you for joining United Way of Central Indiana at our first session of Understanding the Roots of Racism, an educational series on policies and practices of the past that have created barriers to service,...

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Five Reasons You Should Go Over the Edge

By Rafael Sanchez Just a few months ago before the pandemic hit, I agreed to be one of the first individuals to put my fears aside and agree to rappel down a 20-story building this...

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Who’s Essential to You?

By Jessica Di Santo, Senior Director of Communications at United Way of Central Indiana   A friend of mine sent me this picture while walking on Indianapolis’ Monon Trail. We’ve seen dozens of signs, chalk drawings and artworks, like this,...

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7 Ways to Thank a Frontline Worker

Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Nonprofit employees. Warehouse workers. First responders. Cleaners. Today we’re celebrating the admirable ways our community’s frontline workers have stepped up during the COVID-19 crisis. Even while knowing their...

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With hardship, there is always hope.

We are often asked why we’re so passionate about the work of United Way. The answer is usually because we feel called to serve. That calling takes on a new meaning when faced with a community crisis....

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United Way of Central Indiana and Community Funders announce $16.5 million Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund

Funds will support human service needs during economic distress associated with the virus INDIANAPOLIS – A coalition of community funders, led by United Way of Central Indiana, announced today a $16.5 million Central Indiana COVID-19...

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Securing Housing For Our Central Indiana Neighbors

At age 21, Joan found herself trapped an abusive relationship – with two young children witnessing it all. She was relieved when her abusive boyfriend moved out but wasn’t yet prepared to meet the looming...

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Hancock County Senior Services: Transportation for All

When you meet Pat Tansy, you instantly feel comfortable.   A retired pre-school teacher, it’s no surprise Pat exudes warmth, compassion, and naturally draws people, even strangers, in with her magnetic, radiant energy.   After...

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United Way of Central Indiana Awards $750,000 in Grants for Innovative Solutions to Solving Poverty

14 community-based organizations will receive funds ranging from $10,000-75,000 to support innovative programs, concepts and methods to help individuals and families reach their full potential   INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today announced...

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Feeling the Effect of the Basic Needs Fund

By: Nate Lichti, senior director, Basic Needs Fund. Right now. A veteran is no longer homeless and out of work. With some transportation and food assistance, he has now completed a six-week training course and...

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