Rent or the doctor? Food or gas? Heat or child care?
These are difficult choices that too many individuals and families in our region are faced with every day. United Way of Greater Atlanta brings together businesses, donors, nonprofits, government and volunteers to keep students learning and in school, help people achieve financial stability, strengthen our health safety net and end homelessness throughout metro Atlanta.
When a family is in financial crisis, children do not do well in school, their health deteriorates, and the family’s chances of becoming homeless increases. United Way is working to help families and individuals make ends meet and get ahead.
After the loss of a job, Larry Powers and his family, including his wife of 19 years and their three children, were homeless and living in abandoned buildings. United Way 2-1-1 was able to refer Larry to community services and resources to get his family back on its feet.
Watch Larry’s story here: