IT’S TIME TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY.

A bold new approach to the fight.

Meeting immediate needs will always be crucial, and we’ll never waver in that work. But now we’re also investing in proactive, strategic approaches and bringing together the best minds in Cleveland to search for lasting solutions.

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In low-income neighborhoods, there’s only 1 book for every 300 kids.

Because of Cleveland changemakers like you, Raphael has the books he needs.

United Way ensures that young kids in our community have access to new books regardless of income. United, we’re reducing the income gap, from the foundation up.

Through your efforts, over 9,400 kids under 5 received quality childcare and early learning support to prepare them for kindergarten.

$25 provides books for early learning programs.
Give to Education

Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression.

You efforts have helped advocate for individuals like Lakecia fighting against the stigma of mental illness.

With United Way funding, individuals in the Greater Cleveland area are granted access to counseling, other therapeutic methods to treat depression, anxiety and other mental disorders.

United Way of Greater Cleveland - 211 HelpLinkUnited Way 2-1-1 HelpLink provides residents with free, 24-hour access to mental health resources. Call 2-1-1 to speak with a mental health professional trained in helping individuals find the care they need.​​

$50 can provide a mental health assessment and a referral to a professional for one individual and a plan for how to pay for services.
Stand for Mental Health

In 2015, Ohio providers wrote 85.8 opioid prescriptions per 100 people. *

Your contribution ensures more access to treatment. Because of you, Nick's recovering.

United Way provides people who suffer from addiction with access to high-quality trauma counseling and treatment. United, we're making sure that no one will go into the battle for their life unarmed.

In 2017, 84% of the people who received treatment though United Way still maintain sobriety.

$100 provides two counseling sessions for someone battling dependence.
Stand Against Addiction
* The U.S. average was 70 per 100 people