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February 8, 2022

United Way Awarded $4.5M Grant from DESE to Strengthen Social Emotional Learning and Enrichment for Out-of-School Time and After-School Providers

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced the receipt of a $4.5M grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide wraparound…

February 4, 2022

Supportive Housing Bill Led by Rep. Meschino, United Way Reported Out Favorably by Joint Committee on Housing

Proposed legislation would expand supportive housing and services and enable swift, equitable and targeted deployment of funds to help adults, youth, and families experiencing chronic homelessness BOSTON – State Representative…

January 31, 2022

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Announces Free Tax Services Available to Maximize Refunds for Boston Residents

Boston Tax Help Coalition to provide remote and community-based tax preparation services in 9 languages. BOSTON – On Friday, January 28, Mayor Michelle Wu announced that the Boston Tax Help…

January 24, 2022

Alison Ginsberg Named Chief Financial Officer at United Way

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley has named Alison Ginsberg as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer, President and CEO Bob Giannino announced today.  In this…

January 5, 2022

One Haverhill Fund, a partnership of United Way and Haverhill community leaders, receives $50,000 in ARPA funding to continue Covid-19 relief and recovery efforts

HAVERHILL, MA – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is proud to announce that Governor Baker recently approved $50,000 in funding for the One Haverhill Fund as part of…

December 15, 2021

United Way Organizations Secure $1M in ARPA Funding for Mass211 Service

BOSTON – United Way organizations across the Commonwealth have successfully advocated for $1M in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to expand capacity for Mass211, a statewide hotline that provides…

November 23, 2021

CHAPA, The Boston Foundation, and United Way Announce $678,000 in One-Time Funding for 20 Community-Based Organizations

Funding will expand access to emergency housing assistance through local groups’ outreach.

November 9, 2021

Massachusetts Pay for Success Initiative to Reduce Chronic and Long-Term Homelessness Exceeds Housing Goal, Leads to Ground-Breaking Systemic Change

BOSTON – As the region grapples with the complex public health and homelessness crises associated with growing encampments, the first-in-the-nation Pay for Success (PFS) initiative designed to reduce chronic and…

November 3, 2021

United Way congratulates Michelle Wu on Historic Election as Mayor of Boston

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today congratulated Michelle Wu on her historic election to Mayor of the City of Boston and expressed optimism and excitement…

October 15, 2021

United Way Launches $1M Fundraising Drive to Distribute 18,000 Thanksgiving Meals in 27 Communities Across the Region

BOSTON – Food insecurity in Massachusetts doubled during the Covid-19 crisis, with more than 19% of households across the state struggling to put food on the table during the peak…