RSS COVID-19 – United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • Tackling the Vaccine Hurdle in Greater Atlanta August 16, 2021
    When United Way of Greater Atlanta was asked to lead a COVID-19 testing (and now vaccine) strategy as part of a national effort, there was little known of how the community would respond. We certainly knew to do this work, we would need the help of trusted partners to assist with engagement and outreach –  […]
  • In-Person Application Events Scheduled for Atlanta Emergency Housing Assistance Program July 26, 2021
    Right now, thousands of families across the City of Atlanta are at risk of eviction or homelessness due to COVID-19-related financial hardship. But there’s hope. Get help today through the Atlanta Emergency Housing Assistance Program. To check your eligibility or to apply for funds online, click here. You must be a resident of the City  […]
  • Equitable access to vaccinations are featured grants from United Way of Greater Atlanta and Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Fund June 10, 2021
    ATLANTA – June 10, 2021 – As our region continues to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a critical need for investments that broaden access to vaccines for communities that do not have equitable opportunities to receive them. Education to address vaccine hesitancy, especially among immigrant and minority communities, is also a priority to  […]
  • Learning Spaces ‘Literacy Pop-ups’ pop up around Greater Atlanta in time for summer May 11, 2021
    A grandmother pulls her SUV into the parking lot of the Clayton County Library Headquarters on a sunny, spring morning, and the boy in the backseat can barely contain his excitement—he jumps around in his car seat and tries to peer out between the woman’s headrest and cracked window. For months, the boy’s watched videos  […]
  • United Way and the City of Atlanta Announce the second round of the Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program April 15, 2021
    ATLANTA – April 15, 2021 – United Way of Greater Atlanta and the City of Atlanta announced today that they will reopen the Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program from April 15 to Dec. 31 with $15.2 million available for rent, utility and security deposit assistance. Due to federal guidelines, the program will no longer  […]
  • VITA’s free tax services offer safety, security for Greater Atlanta residents March 22, 2021
    Jerry Jenkins shifts her weight in a folding metal chair and starts to get comfortable as she waits to hear her name called. She peers out over the top of a blue facemask and holds the content of a manila file folder securely in her lap. Jenkins is waiting to be called next to the  […]
  • Help Fight Covid in Our Community March 11, 2021
    Partnering for Health Equity Local churches are partnering with United Way of Greater Atlanta as part of a faith-based initiative to expand testing, education and other resources for communities of color across South Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton counties. Choose Healthy LifeTM (CHL) is a sustainable, scalable, and transferable approach to public health. The initiative partners with  […]
  • United Way partners with faith-based organizations in communities for COVID testing, education February 26, 2021
    This story was originally published Feb. 26, 2021, and it has been updated as of March 30, 2021.   Rev. Bronson Woods was planning to send 35 people to Ethiopia on behalf of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on March 1, 2020. That date sticks out to him for obvious reasons. During that trip, the  […]
  • 2-1-1 agents offer help, empathy in time of great need February 10, 2021
    Melissa says she didn’t know 2-1-1 even existed before taking a job as a Community Connection Specialist just over three years ago. “I went to Georgia State University, and I had heard of United Way [of Greater Atlanta] in the years prior, but I had no idea that 2-1-1 was a thing and I never  […]
  • Klump Family Foundation’s significant gift to United Way helps those affected by pandemic December 10, 2020
    Michael Klump’s first foray into philanthropy came at a young age in St. Louis, Missouri where he grew up. His family was regularly involved in volunteer events in his neighborhood—he specifically recalls carnivals hosted by local nonprofits benefiting muscular dystrophy. “I haven’t thought about that in a long time,” he says with a laugh. “That was  […]