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United Way Report Finds 1 in 3 California Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

United Way Real Cost Measure Finds 1 in 3 California Households Struggle to Afford Basic Needs   United Ways of California released a new, statewide…

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It Could Happen to You, Too

Everything can change in a heartbeat—just ask SparkPoint Oakland client Crystal. It started in 2012 when Crystal was injured at her job and became physically…

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Creating A More Equitable Bay Area

On April 20, 2018, more than 275 community leaders from across the Bay Area came together in Petaluma for the Rise Together 2018 Opportunity Summit….

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Miss the Tax Deadline? You Could Still Be Eligible For A Refund

Last week, UWBA’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Program in partnership with CalEITC4Me and North Marin Community Services held two free tax events for…

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EKS Volunteers Give Back In A Meaningful Way

For the 16th year, low- to moderate-income residents of the Bay Area are afforded the opportunity to have their taxes prepared for free through the…

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When a Health Crisis Becomes a Housing Crisis

David and his teenage son, Steven arrived at Compass Family Shelter, a partner of United Way Bay Area after many long months sleeping in emergency…

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Help Those Affected By Northern California Wildfires

Several Northern California counties were devastated by wildfires yesterday, including Sonoma, Napa, Yuba, and Mendocino — covering 73,000 acres as of Tuesday morning. United Way…

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VITA Advocates to the Rescue

Earlier this summer, UWBA got wind of an appropriations bill proposed in the House Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee that would have slashed…

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Buy Into You With SaverLife

At United Way, we think having a savings account is a good idea. Not only do we think it is a good idea, but we…

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You Are Not Alone

  Overcoming Financial Hardship Bay Area resident Dung Pham was once a single mother struggling to find time to graduate from school and build a…

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