After assessing the situation, Marybeth enrolled Kevin’s family in United Way’s Family Stability Program. Kevin’s mom Linda cried when she heard the news — she couldn’t believe United Way had programs that could help in real time. Marybeth quickly worked to restore utility services in the home and is developing a specialized case plan to stabilize Linda and her family. Marybeth also signed up Linda for United Way’s Harvest of Plenty program so they can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal, and she enrolled them in United Way’s Adopt a Family program to receive clothing and holiday gifts.
United Way’s Family Stability programs are operating in more than a dozen targeted high-need neighborhoods in Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties. Since 2012, more than 525 families like Linda’s have been enrolled, and to date, 95% remain safely housed.