Advocacy | Basic Needs | Impact | Partners | Poverty

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. The tone of the event was set early on by keynote speaker and...

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Basic Needs | Thriving Adults

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 last-minute tax filers in Novato and San Jose. Volunteer tax professionals were on...

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Basic Needs | Jobs | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

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 Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) program. United Way is proud to...

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Basic Needs | Partners | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

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 shelters throughout San Francisco. Originally from Kentucky, the two hitchhiked to California in...

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Basic Needs | United Way Bay Area

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 Bay Area is saddened by the devastation these fires have caused, affecting our...

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Advocacy | Basic Needs | United Way Bay Area

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 the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) funding in half, from $15 million in...

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Basic Needs | Partners | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

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 think it is an integral part of helping people get out of poverty....

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Basic Needs | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Who You Gonna Call? 211

  A destructive fire. Domestic violence. Tax help. Rental assistance. Life transitions. Who can you call if you have an issue that may range from simply needing more information to a possibly life-changing crisis? The answer: 211, a...

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Basic Needs | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Current State of Poverty in the Bay Area

United Way Bay Area represents one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, a diverse community known not only for its great wealth, innovation, and highly educated workforce, but also increasingly known for wage inequality, skyrocketing housing...

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