An individual’s physical environment, combined with social and economic determinants, can greatly affect an individual’s physical and mental health. Evidence also strongly suggests that adverse childhood experiences such as exposure to trauma (violence, abuse or neglect) or insufficient basic needs cause lasting negative harm.
When Mo Shakir was fourteen, his mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer.Read More
Eight-year-old Natalie was referred to one of United Way’s partner agencies because she was routinely showing up to school late and had trouble focusing in the classroom.Read More
When Derrick needed care he couldn't afford, United Way was there with hope.Read More
Emily no longer feels alone.Read More