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Do you know someone you helped, because you give to United Way?

Have you ever crossed paths with someone whose life is better, thanks to the combined power of United Way? You have now. The stories below will introduce you to neighbors we’ve helped on their way to self sufficiency. And, you’ll also meet volunteers who are advancing that cause too. Help support others in need. Give today!

 
 

ATISHIA'S STORY

Atishia overcame many challenges growing up, including living with an intellectual disability. Yet, she never gave up her dream of living independently. Over time, Tangram was able to help her find a job, a new home and her independence.

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ARTHUR'S STORY

See how one man’s long and lonely journey living on the streets led him to Horizon House, where they helped him find a job, a home and get his life back on track.

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JEFF'S STORY

After battling alcohol addiction for more than 20 years, he was ready to embrace treatment. Jeff found the help and support he needed to get clean and sober at Fairbanks. He now lives a life of recovery.

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ISAIAH'S STORY

As the largest provider of school-age programs in Indianapolis, the YMCA is helping thousands of children reach their fullest potential every day. See how they helped 9-year-old Isaiah raise his grades and his confidence.

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ROSIE'S STORY

Heritage Place offers opportunities, programs and activities to help older adults like Rosie live with dignity and independence. At 79, she’s learning Spanish, working out, doing her own taxes and much more.

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ALVIN'S STORY

When Alvin first arrived to the U.S. he didn’t speak much English and was uncertain about life in a new country. Six years later, with the help of Starfish Initiative and his mentor Bryan, he’s a proud graduate of Lawrence North High School and ready for new beginnings at Ball State University.

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MAE'S STORY

A Big Sister made a big difference in the life of one high-school graduate who credits Big Brothers Big Sisters with changing her life for the better.

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LISE'S STORY

Lise Pace lost her vision, her job and her independence. When she found Bosma Enterprises, she found hope. Watch how Lise rediscovered herself and reinvented her life.

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DENIKA'S STORY

As a single mother of three, Denika wasn’t sure how she would juggle a full-time job and making sure her young children received the best care and education while she was at work. But all of her worries faded when she discovered Early Learning Indiana and began to see her kids thrive in a high-quality environment.

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CHRIS AND KAYLA'S STORY

At the age of 1, Kayla suffered a traumatic brain injury from an accident. When Chris was in his 20s, he discovered a tumor inside his spinal cord leaving him paralyzed. Both are changing their lives with the help of therapists at Easter Seals Crossroads.

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KEYSHON'S STORY

After being diagnosed with mild autism, 4-year-old Keyshon needed a nurturing path to academic success. See how the staff at Auntie Mame’s helped Keyshon accomplish his goals through music and art.

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JASON'S STORY

Although Jason faced many physical barriers in his life, he refused to let his disabilities define him. Today, Jason is living his dream as an architectural designer thanks to the support he received from Goodwill and his Goodwill Guide, Eddy.

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