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Wednesday, June 2, 2021
  Earlier this week, United Way of West Florida launched our Live United initiative, focusing on rebuilding our community into a stronger, more equitable place in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.    While United Way of West Florida has always been focused on helping the most vulnerable in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties -- working to...
Monday, May 24, 2021
  AMY FOUND HELP AND HOPE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME    With the help of a United Way of West Florida Partner Agency, Amy was able to receive a hand up during a challenging time.      Amy, 58, was out of work due to a car accident but was still managing to make ends meet. Then, everything changed.   Amy’s mother passed away, leaving Amy with...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    United Way of West Florida stands resolutely committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.   As such, we condemn, in the strongest terms, the heightened levels of hate, discrimination, and violence targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Such actions have no place in our society and cannot be...
Friday, January 15, 2021
  United Way of West Florida's Information and Referral Hotline, 211 Northwest Florida, recently had a veteran referred to them by the Red Cross. The 211 I&R Specialist recognized that information alone was not enough to help and connected the veteran to the Florida Veteran Support Line.    Tyrone, a veteran, and his wife recently experienced...
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  United Way of West Florida’s Information and Referral Hotline, 211 Northwest Florida, recently received a call from a veteran in desperate need of support. After being transferred from 211 to one of our Florida Veteran’s Support Line Care Coordinators trained to offer emotional support and connect veteran’s with community resources, he shared...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
United Way of West Florida Celebrates $367,542 in Prescription Savings    Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings on prescription medications through its free, easy to use prescription discount card     Pensacola, Fla – August 6, 2020   United Way of West Florida (UWWF) announced that more than 7,000 Escambia and Santa...
Monday, June 1, 2020
  United Way of West Florida believes that every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect – this includes equal treatment and access to justice.   The recent events involving violence and threats against African Americans illuminate the severity of systemic racism and underlying prejudice in our country. We denounce these...
Friday, May 22, 2020
  ESACAROSA FINANCIAL STABILITY COALITION OFFERS VIRTUAL FINANCIAL COACHING SERVICES   Thousands of households in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties struggle with increased debt and a lack of information about available resources to help them improve their financial standing. The EscaRosaFinancial Stability Coalition, facilitated by United Way of...
Monday, May 11, 2020
  You can help United Way of West Florida (UWWF) change the conversation around mental health in our community. In times of crisis, like the one we face now, it's especially important to support mental health. Studies show that one in five adults experience mental illness, yet less than half receive the support they need. Many individuals do not...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  We can be United even while we're apart. Here's how.   Right now it's easy to feel isolated. But even though we're apart, we are United. We are still a community. We are a community that is full of hand-raisers and doers. One full of people who are strong, compassionate, generous, and full of resolve. We know that if we come together, we'll get...