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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
United Way Program Keys on Women’s Challenges By Sue Panek   The Oshkosh Area United Way is working hard to move people out of poverty — women in particular. As one of the backbone organizations in the hub initiative, OAUW has committed to providing funding to help remove barriers to employment for single women with dependent children (SWw/DC).    The hub is a network of 25 local organizations...
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018
                                  Financial Stability; FISC June 2018  “I need help, I’m in a lot of trouble.” The voice on the other end of the phone line was that of Maria, a wife, and mother, who along with her husband is coping with a blended family and some financial struggles. The couple had been married just a year and their financial health was reeling out of control. In desperation,...
Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
May 2018   Hard Work and Healing   Healing is hard work.  Ask anyone who has suffered from emotional, physical, or sexual abuse and they will tell you it may take years of consistent work. Cathy [not her real name] started receiving services from Reach Counseling nearly four years ago. Cathy underwent intensive individual therapy weekly for over three years, and when she hit a rough patch, she...
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018
For April 2018 ReleaseEducation: Parent Connection He is our future. Your donation to United Way helps ensure it is bright. Rachel spent a lot of time babysitting and being a nanny to four children when she was a teenager. However, she acknowledges that caring for her own son as a single mom at age 21 is a lot different than taking care of someone else’s child. Rachel was referred to Parent...
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Breaking the Cycle: ADVOCAP and Day by Day Warming Shelter March 2018 Allen, 39, never knew what a stable life looked like. As a child, he was abandoned, abused, in and out of foster care, and could not adjust to adoption. As a young adult, he was in and out of jail and prison. He is from nowhere, and everywhere. Born in Germany, he grew up in the south, and before landing in Oshkosh lived in...
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
      Health: Bonus 10   How do you teach children to eat their fresh vegetables, if they aren’t served vegetables?   That is the question and the underlying purpose behind the Bonus 10 Food Bucks Program. Since the summer of 2015, United Way, along with other community partners, has been supporting this program to get fresh food to those living below the poverty line, who may not otherwise be...