We are proud to help re-write the stories of men, women and children in our community.
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Helping To Create Brighter Futures
Meet Camille, a straight-A student athlete who suffered a series of learning set-backs that put high school graduation out of reach. But with United Way’s Destination Graduation program, Camille received the extra support she needed, becoming prom queen and Athlete of the Year, graduated and is on her way to making an impact in the community.
Learn more about Camille’s journey by watching this video
Sparking Hope For More OC Residents
When Jaime found himself unexpectedly single, he needed help finding work to support his 13 year-old son. Embarrassed and ashamed, he engaged with a Women Helping Women/Men2Work counselor who helped prep and land him an interview. Jaime says he’ll never forget his son telling him how proud he was of him for his new job!
From A One To A Ten In Physical Fitness
Jackelin, 6, entered The Fit Club™ Program as a shy child, but soon volunteered for the obstacle course and advancing from one sit up and pushup to 10 of each! Jordan, 12, gave 100% effort and always helped the younger kids. Over the course of the summer, he lost 11 pounds and gained a more positive self-image.
Help When It’s Needed Most
First she left an abusive marriage, then lost her job. Latasha, a single mother with three children, was struggling with depression and homelessness. Determined to overcome tough times, she joined a United Way Rapid Re-Housing program and found a new home, allowing her to support a happy household with children doing well in school.