The report found that the number of financially struggling households increased 7% from 2019 and 2021 in Pennsylvania.
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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.
United Way and its partner PA 211 have created a free text message subscription service to provide information on the coronavirus and related programs.
United Way organizations are launching community support funds to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.