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Impacting Health

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Dominic Hall, a 7-year-old boy living with his family in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood, recently began the Adelante Youth Development Program, specifically attending the Shao Lin Kung Fu Academy. Read More →

Mr. Bailey and Fullerton’s Success

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Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. Larry Bailey is a disabled veteran who can testify to the impact of our CMSD wraparound strategy. Bailey said parents are more engaged and students are thriving, – and the numbers back up his observations! Read More >>

The road to financial freedom

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Tyeishia was living in her car with her 2-year-old daughter when she learned of NewBridge, a United Way-funded Cleveland agency offering free tuition for a health care certification. She says the journey was tough, but her success story is a powerful example of someone who is working her way up in the world – with a little help from United Way and you. Read More >>

Trauma counseling comforts children and parents

Health Frontline

Police in Cleveland see dozens of children each day who need immediate and long-term trauma counseling. United Way-funded programs at Frontline make sure these kids get the help they need – and offer help for family members, too. Read More >>

Preparing Kids for School


What happens in preschool influences a child’s entire academic journey. That’s why United Way of Greater Cleveland is working to give our kids a good start in high-quality preschools as measured by the state’s Step Up to Quality one to five-star rating system. Read more >>


Succeeding in School

img_ow_ss_success_tmWorking mom, Zuhail Nieves-Rivera’s three youngest kids have big goals. But all three were struggling with math and reading. She discovered the array of services available at West Side Boys and Girls Club. Read more >>

Graduating our Kids

img_ow_ss_graduation_tmDavontae Banks is defying the odds. Instead of failing or dropping out of high school due to poor attendance and academic performance, he is beginning his senior year with improved grades and college credits. Read more >>

Keeping Families Together

img_ow_ss_basicneeds_tmA young single mother, Briyannah lived with a friend after Tiyler was born because there were no rooms available in area family shelters. She found Providence House, a place where Tiyler would be safe while she focused on getting her life back on track. Read more >>

Helping People Work

img_ow_ss_earnit_tmWalter Pryor served his time and was ready to begin again as a productive member of our community, but he needed some help finding work. Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry helped him learn practical skills to find a job in the hospitality business. Read more >>

Providing Financial Stability

img_ow_ss_keepit_tmFaced with losing her home of 18 years to foreclosure, Sharon Abrams got just what she needed in the form of legal representation from the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s legal services to ensure income and economic stability program. Read more >>

Empowering our Seniors

img_ow_ss_saveit_tmUnited Way is helping seniors learn how to maintain financial security and avoid financial cons and scams through a class provided by Empowering & Strengthening Ohio’s People. Read more >>

Reducing Sexual Violence

img_ow_ss_starthealthy_tmIt’s possible you know someone who is a victim of sexual violence. The problem thrives in secrecy. But United Way and the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center are working to end the silence so victims can get the help they need. Read more >>

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

img_ow_ss_stayhealthy_tmCameron Helmick weighed 430 pounds, but thought he was eating healthy. A Neighborhood Family Practice wellness coordinator helped Cameron make gradual changes by learning about portion control and healthy levels of exercise. Read more >>

Removing Barriers to Health

img_ow_ss_supporthealthy_tmFollowing her husband’s sudden death, a combination of drug use and mental and physical health problems led Sharon Voik to take desperate measures which eventually led to her being homeless. She found her way to a women’s shelter, and from there to the physical and behavioral health services that saved her life. Read more >>

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