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Every now and then, life throws us a curveball that stops us in our tracks. Some of us grapple with paying our bills on time, for example, while others are facing eviction and don’t know where to turn.

Whether you’re searching for information, or a resource for someone in the community, chances are that dialing 2-1-1 can...

Utica-ESPRI (Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative) has issued a Request for Proposal to fund a new or expanded qualified child-care facility that will provide free or affordable extended child care, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for children age 6 weeks to 12 years, to be fully operational in the City of Utica.

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Always on Call: 2-1-1 Mid-York is Open on Sunday and Everyday, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

No matter the time of day or night – parents, seniors, veterans, caregivers, or anyone in need of assistance can dial 2-1-1 and be directed to the resources they...

Gladys understands the importance of making wise financial decisions. For years, she has helped countless people create a strong financial foundation as a financial coach. In 2016, she decided to help herself. She filed her taxes through...

Amy, a college student, and single mom works hard to make ends meet for herself and her little boy. “He’s my everything - I’d do anything for him”. 

When Amy had her taxes prepared at her local United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, she learned that she qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Amy...

With bitterly cold weather and snow developing being prepared is the key to staying safe in these types of weather conditions. Below are some tips to help you prepare for extreme...

Right about now, many of us are making the same New Year’s resolutions we made a year ago. Eat better. Exercise more. And so on.

Not inspired? Try linking your desire to improve your life with your ability to improve someone else’s life....

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at...

On Thursday, December 7 at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Utica Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI) announced its new Utica ESPRI Administrator, Dietra Harvey and held a Town Hall Meeting. Ms. Harvey comes to the project having extensive experience participating in community-based anti-poverty initiatives and many relevant leadership roles. She is the immediate past president of the Utica Oneida County branch of the...

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United Way committees are a great opportunity to meet and work with area professionals, learn more about United Way and the work being accomplished and help make the Valley and Greater Utica Area thrive.

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