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Child Tax Credit cuts childcare costs for York County family

For many families, childcare is a growing expense. Lindsey and her husband, Jonathan, pay $18,000 in childcare costs for their two daughters. Even as a dual income household, the family could not cover the amount without compromise.

Cassandra puts community, family first with tax credits  

From her family to her community, Cassandra prioritizes helping others.

“No matter what I do in life, I’m always going to help people…that’s what I love,” said Cassandra. 

In her personal life, Cassandra cares for her three-year-old son Tyson and is always free to lend a hand to friends and family. But her selflessness doesn’t stop there. As a student and professional Cassandra gives back to her community. It all started when Cassandra was a practicum student, working toward her associate degree. 

2021 United Way Virtual Bus Tour

Jump aboard United Way of Southern Maine’s Virtual Bus Tour with superstar volunteer drivers Rodney Mondor (UW Emcee) and Carolyn Brady (former Miss Maine)! We will visit five funded partner programs across Cumberland and York County. At each… Read More

The Home Team: Life Saving Human Connection

 The Home Team: Life Saving Human Connection In a year when more people have died of drug overdose, Brooks and Courtney, from Home Team, have seen a greater need for human connection. The duo seeks out people… Read More

Yancel’s Story: Avesta Housing and Brick & Beam Society

 Yancil’s Story: Avesta Housing and Brick & Beam Society The pandemic challenged educators, care providers, families, and kids across our community, leading to learning loss and other compounding issues. That’s when our community stepped in. Avesta Housing… Read More

Nelma’s Story: First Job Inspires New Future for Formerly Homeless Teen

 First Job Inspires New Future for Formerly Homeless Teen Learn to Earn Helps Teens Like Nelma Get Vital Job Experience Nelma needed a job. For nearly two months, the Portland teenager submitted application after application, without success. Even… Read More

Vivian’s dreams are coming true thanks to Women United

Vivian’s dreams are coming true thanks to Women United One mother’s story of resilience – working for a better life for her children                   Women United is helping mothers and their… Read More

Women United and Project WIN was Fatouma’s “light in the darkness”

Women United and Project WIN was Fatouma’s “light in the darkness” Help women like Fatouma achieve their dreams in Southern Maine United Way of Southern Maine‘s Women United is helping mothers and their children in Greater Portland achieve their dreams. One of those women is Fatouma. In November of… Read More

How One Mom Manages Life’s Financial Curveballs

How One Mom Manages Life’s Financial Curveballs EITC and United Way Help Working Families Like Lisa’s Reach Financial Freedom Lisa has the kind of unshakable spirit that comes from living in a 100-year-old farmhouse in a rural town…. Read More

Financial Metamorphosis, One Local Mom’s Journey

Financial Metamorphosis, One Local Mom’s Journey How the EITC & United Way are Supporting Josie’s Journey to Self-Sustainability  Josie loves animals. Her love is so deep that when she talks about her financial picture today and where she hopes… Read More