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Category: Community Resiliency

Black-led Nonprofits Continue to Struggle Connecting with Regional Funders Despite “Racial Reckoning”

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Despite the heightened awareness that was amplified during the racial unrest that exploded during the pandemic, Black-led nonprofits in Philadelphia are still...

Mayor Kenney, City Council Announce New Violence Prevention Community Resources and 211 Hotline

PHILADELPHIA — The Kenney Administration and City Council, in partnership with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and 211 Southeastern Pennsylvania...

211 Day: From Hello to Help

Friday, February 11 is 211 Day. In 2021, the 211 network fielded over 20 million requests. Most of those requests weren’t answered by technology, but...

5 Reasons Greater Philadelphians and Southern New Jerseyans Should Use 211

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey helps thousands of people each year through 211. In a crisis, in a disaster, in a...

Community Resiliency: Responding to Crisis

For 100 years, emergency response has been part of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s DNA. From the Great Depression and World...

Trauma-Informed Care: Serving a Region in Need

WHAT IS TRAUMA? Nearly everyone has experienced stress, but trauma occurs when stress overloads the nervous system. Common triggers include violence, neglect, discrimination and poverty....

Trauma-Informed Care: A Decade of Leadership

An interview with Suzanne O’Connor, United Way Trauma-Informed Region Senior Advocate. For many years, the word “trauma” was exclusively referred to as a particular type...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Comcast Launch Nonprofit Finance Accelerator to Strengthen Nonprofit Community

New Program Delivered by Nonprofit Finance Fund Provides Financial Expertise and Coaching to a Diverse Group of Nonprofit Leaders as they Adapt and Rebuild from...

Helping the Helpers: Why the health and wellbeing of our nonprofit community matters

Each year, United Way partners with hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area to dismantle poverty and expand opportunities...

2021 Philadelphia African American Leadership Development Forum (PAALDF) Applications

Philadelphia African American Leadership Development Forum Powered by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s Impact Fund PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Created in 2017, the...

A DONATION FOR OUR FUTURE

When Erica heard about the Women United COVID-19 Diaper Drive, she immediately knew the impact it would have on the lives of so many parents,...

A CLOSER LOOK: UNITED FOR RECOVERY

 An in-depth look at United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s support to drive region-wide COVID-19 recovery.   Opportunity. It looked a lot different in...