Natalie’s Story

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.

It was discovered that one of Natalie’s parents had recently been laid off and the family was struggling with food insecurity. With the job loss, the family had also lost medical coverage. Because of this, Natalie had been living with an undiagnosed medical issue. Thanks to support from United Way donors, Natalie and her family received the support they needed to find success in the interconnected areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability.