What’s Your Why? Brent’s is Fighting for the Financial Stability of Families

For 10 years, Brent Frymier had dedicated himself to fighting for the financial stability of those in need. In just the last decade alone, he’s helped ensure thousands of individuals in Central Indiana are on...

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24% of Indy Metro Struggling with Income Declines

Article provided by SAVI, one of the country’s first and largest online community information systems. SAVI began in 1994 as a program of The Polis Center at IUPUI in a partnership with United Way of Central Indiana. ...

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Yesenia’s Journey to Independence: Part 2

When Yesenia’s life took an incredibly unexpected turn, she felt like her life had lost purpose. Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center (MRNC) helped her discover it again. By accessing a wide array of programs at MRNC,...

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Yesenia’s Journey to Independence: Part 1

Yesenia loves her family above all else. The mother of two spent nearly a decade happily married, focusing on raising her children and taking care of her home. But, as many of us know, life...

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The Breaking Barriers Grant Helps Brenda Achieve a Lifelong Goal

The phrase “you can’t do that” has fueled Brenda Leake for more than 50 years. To Brenda, the doubters are just another reason to work harder towards her goals. “I’ve been sick all my life...

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Helping Families Step Out of Poverty in Morgan County

Alice is one step away from a crisis. The mother of two works full-time, yet she continues to face financial hardship because the cost of living exceeds her wage. Each month, she struggles to afford...

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The One Thing You Should Always Have in Your Wallet

Have you ever been in a situation when you knew someone needed help, but didn’t quite know how to help them? It could be a person seeking emergency shelter, an individual fleeing domestic abuse, a...

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Brittany Finds Hope for the Future at Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center

When Brittany Tinoco moved to Indianapolis, she had high hopes for her new life in the city. But those hopes were doused quickly when she found herself stuck in a low-paying retail job while struggling...

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What is the Two Generation (2Gen) Approach?

At United Way of Central Indiana, our work alongside partner agencies addresses the root causes of poverty: lack of education, financial instability, poor mental or physical health and the inability to afford basic needs. While...

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Miss the Tax Filing Deadline? Here’s What to Do!

The IRS is expecting more than 155 million returns to be filed this tax season, but if you didn’t get yours in before the tax filing deadline of April 16, here’s what you should do:...

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