Dear United Way friends,
I am excited about a promising United Way program we hope will eventually help 1,000 working, low-income families create their path to financial stability.
United Way will now operate Project Lift, formed in 2019 by the Cincinnati Childhood Poverty Collaborative. Project Lift is a public/private partnership providing a flexible, tailored, family-driven approach to remove barriers families face on their journey to greater financial stability. Nearly 1,000 families have participated in Project Lift since April 2019.
Families often face barriers, such as housing and transportation, that stall their progress toward financial stability. Under Project Lift, families collaborate with sponsoring agencies they trust to access critical short-term assistance and supports, carving their own path to long-term success while growing a shared support system that helps all families thrive.
In short: while we help these individual families, we will learn what works and we will use that education to develop and advocate for system changes that will benefit all who walk the path from poverty to financial stability. That’s the United Way difference: attacking a problem from all angles to bring about systemic change.
I hope you take time to learn more about the program by visiting our website, especially if you are a family in need of services or a donor who wants to support this effort. We feel strongly Project Lift is the way to lift families to the path they choose to help their family.
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