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There is Something Special Happening at United Way of Salt Lake

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Wasatch Front. Our mission and role has transformed over the years from brokering donations and coordinating programs to creating lasting social change through powerful partnerships that address some of the toughest challenges […]

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Celebrating National 2-1-1 Day on February 11!

by Chiara Cameron 2-1-1 Director I have been the director of 2-1-1 here in Utah for almost three years. I’ve spent so much of that time with my head in the details of 2-1-1 that I could recite them to you by heart: how many calls we get (87,994), how many services we keep track […]

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2-1-1 Needs YOU!

by Chelsea Nelson Digital Marketing Director Over the past couple of years, United Way of Salt Lake and its partners have been working to strengthen the statewide 2-1-1 system in order to reduce duplication and save money. As a result, Utahns are more satisfied. This past year, 64 percent of callers said they were connected […]

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Kicking Off 2-1-1 Week!

by Chelsea Nelson Digital Marketing Director This week, we will be celebrating National 2-1-1 Day on February 11. For the entire week, we will be sharing stories and information about this amazing resource. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember number, available in every county across the state, that helps people cut through what can be a confusing […]

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Find Out Your Options and Learn About Misconceptions – Affordable Care Act

by Boo Reiser 2-1-1 Project Specialist/Navigator Who do you know that needs health coverage? As a United Way 2-1-1 Navigator, this is a question I often ask as I discuss the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare or ACA). This question is easy for many to answer, as we all know someone in need of health […]

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Policy Matters: 2014 Legislative Session Wrap Up!

by Elizabeth Garbe Public Policy Director The 2014 Legislative Session came to a close on March 13 and United Way emerged with HUGE wins! HB96, the Utah School Readiness Initiative, passed and was signed by the Governor. The bill received $3 million in ongoing funds. This win would not have been possible without your help! […]

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Thank You for Joining Us at the 2014 Legislative Preview Breakfast!

by Chelsea Nelson Interactive Communications Director Yesterday, United Way of Salt Lake, along with United Way of Northern Utah and United Way of Utah County, held its annual Legislative Preview Breakfast. With 400 attendees, the agenda was packed and audience questions to this year’s panelists of Legislative Leaders were thought-provoking — lending to a great […]

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2-1-1 LIVING UNITED and Loving it!

by Kay Bailey Senior Information Specialist After working at 2-1-1 for almost ten years, it’s safe to say I like what I do. Helping people get connected to resources that strive to meet their basic needs is a very rewarding job. Each year thousands of Utahns call United Way 2-1-1 hoping to find a solution […]

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…The Rest of the Story!

By Geri Groberg Information Specialist The integrity of any information and referral system is the accuracy and appropriateness of the resources provided. At United Way 2-1-1, we are determined to be THE place to go to whenever someone needs help or information about available services in our state. Some of our callers will be randomly […]

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Policy Matters – Only Four Days Left!

by Elizabeth Garbe Public Policy Director     Last Tuesday was a sad day for at-risk children in Utah. SB71, Results-based Financing for Early Childhood Education, sponsored by Senator Osmond, was one of United Way’s top priorities and was voted down on the Senate floor 11 to 18. While the fight for SB71 is over […]

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