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United Way of Greater Lorain County to provide emergency financial assistance

morningjournal.com

147 days ago   Article ID# 4231283
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United Way of Greater Lorain County

LORAIN, OHIO (morningjournal.com) - The United Way of Greater Lorain County announced June 29 it has committed up to $1.275 million over the next three years to continue providing year-round emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities and other basic emergency needs through its United Community Assistance Network community collaborative, according to a release.

The program covers every ZIP code in Greater Lorain County through a neighborhood approach that places case managers at partner sites throughout the community, the release said.

In addition to financial help, the program provides ongoing case management, benefits screening and access to additional emergency resources.

Since launching in 2014, UCAN has assisted 1,306 households with over $771,748 in financial assistance, according to the release.

Of those households needing help, less than five percent have needed additional unplanned assistance in the future.

“We are so grateful to our donors and UCAN partners for making this community collaborative such a success,” said United Way Executive Director Bill Harper. “Families can stay in their homes without the growth and development.

“We’re excited to extend our commitment to taking this proactive approach that keeps our families and community stable.”

In addition to United Way, UCAN collaborative partners include Catholic Charities, Neighborhood Alliance, North Ridgeville Community Care, Oberlin Community Services and Salvation Army locations in Elyria, Lorain, Oberlin and Vermilion.

The commitment from United Way will provide an amount not to exceed $425,000 per year from July 1, through June 30, 2020, to provide case management at the partner locations and to fund the emergency financial assistance programs, the release said.

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Updated 147 days ago   Article ID# 4231283

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