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06.21.24

United Way Report Finds More Than One Third of Cook County Residents Struggle to Afford Basic Cost of Living

A United Way report finds more than one third of Cook County residents struggle to afford basic cost of living. Data from 2022 shows Illinois households continue to face financial challenges post-pandemic.

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05.15.24

Summit Neighborhood Network Launches

United Way of Metro Chicago, in partnership with Cook County, has announced the expansion of its Neighborhood Network Initiative in suburban Summit, IL. Over the next three years, the Neighborhood Network coalition will develop and implement a vision to improve the quality of life for residents that have faced systemic disinvestment in their community.

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04.26.24

Supporting United Way's April Food Day with Chicago area high schools

CBS 2 partnered with local high schools to support the United Way's April Food Day. Donations were collected for local food pantries to promote food security in the hope of building a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

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06.21.24

United Way Report Finds More Than One Third of Cook County Residents Struggle to Afford Basic Cost of Living

A United Way report finds more than one third of Cook County residents struggle to afford basic cost of living. Data from 2022 shows Illinois households continue to face financial challenges post-pandemic.

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05.30.24

Awards Luncheon Honors Philanthropic Leaders

United Way of Metro Chicago's 2024 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon recognized David Casper, Nicor Gas and Don V. Villar for their philanthropic efforts throughout the Chicago region.

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05.15.24

Summit Neighborhood Network Launches

United Way of Metro Chicago, in partnership with Cook County, has announced the expansion of its Neighborhood Network Initiative in suburban Summit, IL. Over the next three years, the Neighborhood Network coalition will develop and implement a vision to improve the quality of life for residents that have faced systemic disinvestment in their community.

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04.26.24

Supporting United Way's April Food Day with Chicago area high schools

CBS 2 partnered with local high schools to support the United Way's April Food Day. Donations were collected for local food pantries to promote food security in the hope of building a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

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02.11.24

"The Weekly Show" Community Affairs with 2-1-1

2-1-1 and United Way of Metro Chicago staff sat down with Paulina Roe of iHeart Radio to discuss the one-year anniversary of 211 Metro Chicago - and its impact.

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01.30.24

211 Metro Chicago Marks One Year of Service, Connecting Over 100,000 Residents to Vital Resources

In its first year of service, 211 Metro Chicago has connected more than 100,000 Cook County residents in need with critical health and social services.

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01.29.24

With 1 in 5 Chicagoans facing hunger, local nonprofits partner to build better food access

Nonprofits Vivery Community and 211 Metro Chicago have announced a partnership to address food insecurity in Chicago.

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01.24.24

211 Metro Chicago Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

In its first year of service, 211 Metro Chicago has connected more than 100,000 Cook County residents in need with critical health and social services.

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01.23.24

211 Helpline Connects Cook County Residents to Health and Social Services: ‘It’s Those Everyday Emergencies’

Have you heard of 211? It’s a free hotline connecting people to everyday services — from housing resources to utility payment assistance.

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01.18.24

Amplían acceso a recursos de comida para residentes de Chicago y el condado de Cook

211 Metro Chicago se asocia con Vivery para que residentes de Chicago y del condado de Cook puedan tener información más eficiente y accesible a los más de 900 programas alimentarios en el área.

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