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In central Pa., most Black and Brown people struggle to make ends meet

The report found that the number of financially struggling households increased 7% from 2019 and 2021 in Pennsylvania.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Vulnerable Pennsylvanians still in need as pandemic winds down

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United Way: People contacting 211 for help jumped in 2020

More than 430,000 people called and texted the free social and human services hotline 211 or searched on its online database last year, the United Way said. That grew from almost 288,000 in 2019.

By The Associated Press

Smart Talk: United Way study draws attention to financial hardships facing families

Low and middle income working families struggling to afford essentials
By Merideth Bucher/WITF

United Way offers text subscription to clear confusion about assistance programs during pandemic

United Way and its partner PA 211 have created a free text message subscription service to provide information on the coronavirus and related programs.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Updated: 2020-04-09 07:31:51

Directory: Coronavirus relief and assistance efforts

A partial list of organizations raising money for, and delivering aid to businesses and individuals affected by the virus outbreak
By Staff

United Way offices launching fundraisers to help during pandemic

United Way organizations are launching community support funds to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

PA 2-1-1 is a direct-connect to human services

The PA 211 system is a program of the United Way of Pennsylvania and they put people into contact with the community-based resources they need to not just survive, but to thrive. Resources like housing, putting food on the table, paying for utilities; PA 211 can help no matter where you are in Pennsylvania.

By Smart Talk