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United Way of Greater Cleveland addresses the needs of our neighbors living in poverty
How we view the causes of poverty
The Poverty Tree – Why does poverty persist?
Poverty is much more complex than what most people picture — homelessness, hunger, unemployment. Below the surface are deeply rooted issues that have grown in our community for decades. These causes can’t be separated from one another. They overlap and intertwine to create complex barriers that keep individuals and families living in hardship for generations. Truly understanding this system is the first step toward breaking the cycle of poverty.
Click to learn about one facet of United Way’s innovative approach toward fighting generational poverty in the Community Hub for Basic Needs. The Hub provides an immediate, coordinated response to people experiencing homelessness, hunger, or any combination of poverty symptoms.
Click to learn how the Impact Institute leverages the expertise of academic, public, private, and nonprofit institutions, thought leaders local data on poverty trends to shine a spotlight on the areas of greatest need in our community.
How we work toward poverty relief
United Way’s investments in programs, services, and agencies reach tens of thousands of Greater Clevelanders who stand to benefit from three community strategies. Each strategy area brings together agencies and innovative initiatives designed to support our neighbors in crisis and move them toward stability. We hold ourselves and our partners accountable for achieving measurable goals in each area.