Jump INside: Keys to Launching a Workplace Wellness Program

Welcome to the first edition of Jump INside, featuring stories from Jump IN for Healthy Kids, a United Way of Central Indiana partner that focuses on reducing and preventing childhood obesity in Central Indiana. On...

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From Incarceration to Rehabilitation: Behavioral Health Court’s Mission

Who would you say is the largest mental health provider in Indiana? The answer is not a hospital or healthcare provider – shockingly, it’s the Indiana Department of Correction. Across Indiana, people with mental illness...

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United Way of Central Indiana Awards More Than $2.7 Million to Four Agencies in Final Round of Great Families 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today awarded $2,775,000 in grants to four local organizations as part of Great Families 2020, the initiative designed to transform the lives of Indianapolis’ most vulnerable families in...

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United Way of Central Indiana to Host 5k for Global Youth Service Day 4/22

United Way has collaborated with Central Indiana high school and college students, community partners and early childcare centers to host a 5K walk/run to support youth health and fitness programs. On Saturday, April 22, Indianapolis and surrounding communities are invited to partake in the festivities at White River State Park from 12:30 - 3 p.m. Registration is $10 or bring a children’s fitness item.

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“We did not lose Becky to cancer. Becky beat cancer by the way she lived.”

As longtime United Way donors and members of the Tocqueville Society, Steve and Becky Schenck often described themselves as proud “givers, not takers.” Then, one day, Becky woke up, unable to speak. The diagnosis:  terminal brain cancer. Doctors believed she might survive a year or less.

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The Day that Changed a Mothers’ Life

Desiree loved her son the second she laid eyes on him, but realizing she alone was responsible for him was overwhelming for the young mother. And shortly after he was born, both her parents passed away unexpectedly. So there she was – coping with the loss of her parents, while trying to navigate single motherhood with no one to turn to. Until one day everything changed. 

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Shaping a Healthy, Happy Life

After losing her husband too soon to congestive heart failure, “Susan” wasn’t ready to face the same fate herself. If she wanted a happy, healthy life, she knew the time to act was now. So, she joined the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA.

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Colts, United Way and Indiana Wesleyan University to Unveil Colts-Themed Fitness Room at Finish Line Boys and Girls Club

This year, Colts long snapper and United Way LIVE UNITED Ambassador, Matt Overton and a few of his teammates unveiled the new fitness room during a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Road to recovery brings healing and unexpected friendships

At the age of 57, Russell found himself in his doctor’s office receiving the devastating news many before him have received: he had cancer. To help him manage it all, Russell’s social worker referred him to the American Cancer Society (ACS), a United Way-supported agency.

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Finding Strength in Suffering

  For Lena, childhood was a struggle. On the outside, things seemed normal. She excelled in school and was friendly with the other kids. Yet, she never quite fit in. As the other kids would...

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