Cincinnati (Oct. 31, 2022) —
Dear United Way friends,
At United Way, we have been intentional about listening to people who are directly affected by challenges in our community.
These include conversations with families coping with the trauma substance abuse and addiction causes in their lives.
Time and time again, I am inspired by the hope and resiliency of our neighbors and colleagues as they do the hard work required to stay sober, rebuild their lives and stay the course for full recovery.
We recently announced our partnership with Recovery Friendly Hamilton County because its work aligns with our key focus areas, including Responding to Community Need and Improved Prevention, Stronger Communities.
United Way’s 211 Helpline will serve as critical support for Recovery Friendly employers, providing resources and linkages to care as we streamline access across systems of care.
Last year, our 211 Helpline answered more than 88,000 calls for assistance. Our call specialists are well-trained to listen and provide referrals to community resources.
We are also joining Recovery Friendly Hamilton County as an employer.
We recognize that our employees – current and future – may struggle with any number of issues, including substance abuse. We are committed to being a workplace where individuals dealing with substance abuse and addiction can feel safe coming forward and seeking help. We want them to feel supported, and we want to be part of the solution.
We have invested in efforts that prevent trauma and that promote healing and resiliency for individuals and families.
We look forward to working with Recovery Friendly Hamilton County to lift neighbors and colleagues in attaining what we all want: a safe, secure and stable future for ourselves and our families.
President / CEO
United Way of Greater Cincinnati