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Ongoing and New Needs In Mental Health

In a session of our Realities of Inequity series, local champions for health and well-being discussed barriers to seeking and receiving mental health support, the myth that Black people are more…

Let’s Reboot Digital Access

It’s hard to imagine an upside to the pandemic, but it is creating a new world where opportunities afforded by internet access and computer literacy abound. This discussion examines the obstacles…

Why So Many Marylanders Can't Make Ends Meet

Before COVID-19, 39% of Maryland households were already only one emergency away from financial ruin— a 10-year record high—setting the stage for the unprecedented economic impact of the pandemic.…

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Springing Back into Volunteering

These three words encompass the experience of volunteering at United Way of Central Maryland’s Spring Back into Volunteering…

Women United: A Powerhouse for Positive Change

Our series kicks off with a rousing presentation on the collective impact that Women United has generated since its inception in 2000. Find out why they so passionately do what they do, what it means…

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BREAK TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS TO COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Millions of people can’t get to a vaccine–let’s pick them up. Thanks to a partnership with Lyft, United Way launched Ride United, a transportation access initiative to address unmet transportation…

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