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A Light in One of Our Darkest Times

How SparkPoint’s Bundled Service Model Changed How We View Support & Success By Nicole Harden, UWBA Vice President of Economic Success It was 2009. We…

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Surviving Invisible Chains

How Economic Abuse Contributes to the Cycle of Poverty     “I wanted to leave for years, but I wasn’t allowed to work or have…

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A House for Me

  The Road to UWBA’s Housing Justice Initiative   By Ena Li, Senior Vice President, United Way Bay Area Image by Charlotte Li   In…

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In Case of an Emergency

How UWBA Partners Help the Bay Area Stay Ready     Living in the Bay Area comes with its perks: plenty of access to nature…

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UWBA Back-to-School Drive 2022

  How School Supplies Helps Families in Need Stay Afloat 4 minute read School is back in session! This means excitement runs high, as does…

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HOW UWBA HELPS STUDENTS THRIVE

By Kevin Zwick CEO, United Way Bay Area 3 minute read This month, thousands of Bay Area students return to school. It’s an exciting time…

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Targeted Volunteerism

3 Key Takeaways from UWBA’s Week-of-Caring United Way Bay Area (UWBA) has always recognized the gap between community needs and access to resources. In fact,…

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EAN: Access to Basic Needs Support

Why It Remains Crucial in a Post Pandemic World By Laura Escobar An unexpected medical crisis, reduced hours or a lay-off at work, an unusually…

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From Helpline to 211

33 Years of Basic Needs and Emergency Relief By Laura Escobar June 1st marked my 33rd year of working with United Way Bay Area (UWBA)….

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A look back at housing justice

A look back at housing justice in the Bay Area’s Black communities with Urban League of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.   The disparities…

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