ALICE Report

ALICE refers to the population in our communities that are Asset Limited, IncomeConstrained, Employed.  The ALICE population represents those among us who are working, but due to child care costs, transportation challenges, high cost of living and so much more are living paycheck to paycheck.  Click here for the 2014 United Way ALICE Report: Florida and to learn more.



United Way announces 2014-2016 community funding

United Way of Marion County board of directors announced today the investment of funds from the 2013 Annual Campaign.  The money will be used to support local programs that are reflective of the organization’s focus around the targeted areas of education, income and health. More

United Way sets a $6.7M three-year goal

Last week the United Way announced at a gathering of key supporters that it has set a goal to raise $6.7 million in three years. It includes increases both to its community partners in the areas of Education, Income and Health, to its ReadingPals/early literacy program and its financial education program, as well as to its endowment fund.


United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline Selected as ReferralService for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 24, 2014) – Heart of Florida United Way’s (HFUW) 2-1-1, a free, 24-hour information, referral and crisis helpline, was recently selected to become one of five nationwide National Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) call centers and one of two text centers by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. HFUW 2-1-1 was selected to represent FEMA Regions III and IV, but all participating centers will respond to contacts from all 10 FEMA regions

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