Recent News

January 11, 2021
UWGC NORTHERN KENTUCKY AREA CENTER UPDATES

In an uncertain year, one thing remained certain: plenty of good happening in the Northern Kentucky community!

January 05, 2021
FAMILY OF EIGHT APPRECIATES CARES COORDINATION PROGRAM

Two incomes are needed to meet the monthly expenses in Candace R.'s Delhi Township household of eight. But when the 35-year-old preschool director got sick with COVID-19 in November and her wife had to quarantine, neither was able to work. During that stressful time, the family was grateful food was provided and bills were paid with the help of United Way of Greater Cincinnati's CARES Coordination Program.

January 05, 2021
IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC, AN ANSWER TO A PRAYER

The pandemic hit Annette Feagin’s family exceptionally hard. At her lowest point — when she was reeling from layoffs and a medical emergency — “I was taking it day by day,” she says, “praying something would come through.”

January 05, 2021
STUDENTS CONTINUE LEARNING THANKS TO DIGITAL EQUITY INITIATIVE

Carson Schneider is a straight-A eighth grader at Newport High School. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, he’s been in a classroom only one day this academic year. He completes assignments from home on a school-provided tablet.

January 05, 2021
INTERNET ACCESS: A CRUCIAL TOOL FOR KIDS LEARNING AT HOME

Eva Jenkins’ three school-age children — Ethan, 5; Andrew, 12; and Jade, 17 — received tablets from Pendleton County schools for remote learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. But as Eva points out, “The devices don’t do any good unless you have Wi-Fi or an internet connection.”

January 05, 2021
GROCERY GIFT CARD PROVIDED A “SMALL BLESSING” FOR SINGLE MOTHER

Most years, Nedia Mays’ family lends a hand for her church’s Thanksgiving food basket program for needy people by assisting with signups, pickups, or deliveries. This year was different, because she found herself on the receiving end of an offer to help.

January 05, 2021
GIFT CARD PROVIDED ‘A LIGHT IN ALL THE DARKNESS’

Ebony Turner works two jobs to support her family. But in the pandemic year of 2020 — a year she describes as “extremely trying” — she lost months of wages after being furloughed.

January 05, 2021
GIFT CARD HELPED FEED A FAMILY

The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated what was already a difficult situation for Trina Turner. Since the death of an adult son in 2019, the Golf Manor resident has helped care for his children, one of whom was diagnosed with COVID-19.

January 04, 2021
NEW YEAR WILL TEST FOOD BANK'S ABILITY
TO MEET COMMUNITY NEEDS

Terry Perdue, executive director of Shared Harvest Foodbank, viewed the start of the new year as “a terrifying time. The need (for food) is still greater than what it was pre-pandemic.”

December 21, 2020
CARES COORDINATION PROGRAM TARGETS URGENT COMMUNITY NEEDS

Referrals and meal and health kits are available for people affected by COVID-19

August 18, 2020
Impact Story: Jewish Family Service

“The extra support from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund activated by United Way of Greater Cincinnati has meant we haven’t had to turn anyone away,” said Liz Vogel, CEO of Jewish Family Service.

August 18, 2020
Moira's Message: Tax Prep Still Available

One of the vital services we provide at United Way of Greater Cincinnati is our Free Tax Preparation Program. Each year, approximately 500 IRS-certified volunteers help file taxes for low-income Greater Cincinnati residents.

June 29, 2020
UNITED WAY PROVIDES MORE THAN $160,000 TO LOCAL RESIDENTS TO HELP WITH COVID-19 RECOVERY

Nearly 4,000 local residents recently received more than $160,000 in gift cards to help with COVID-19 fallout through a partnership between United Way of Greater Cincinnati, its partner agencies and Hamilton County Job and Family Services.

May 19, 2020
COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Supported 22 NKY Nonprofits in Coronavirus Crisis

Twenty-two Northern Kentucky nonprofits have received more than $600,000 so far from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to support families and individuals who are suffering from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.