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Guest post from our partners at Peace Neighborhood Center

Samantha is the youngest daughter of a single-parent household headed by her mother along with her two older sisters. Samantha was a...

"As a father, I want to do whatever it takes to make this a better community for everyone." 

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United Way of Washtenaw County and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, today announced that Washtenaw County residents saved $318,264 on prescription costs, as a result of the successful partnership between the two organizations.

FamilyWize, a long-time partner of United Way, works with nearly 1,000 local United Ways to help make all FDA approved prescription medication more affordable for individuals with high prescription costs through the free FamilyWize Prescription...

“It is amazing how much United Way is embedded in the fabric of our lives.”

Pregnant and 18. Still in school. In denial. Afraid to tell her parents — who had already raised 6 children. Knowing she was too young to be the kind of mom she wanted to be, Juli Pennington and her parents turned to Catholic Social Services for help finding an adoptive home for her son, born March 2, 1978. Juli’s only request at the time: to keep the court records open in the event that she or Gino, as he came to be called, wanted to meet each other in the future. “The emotional process was compassionate,...

Being a mom of three children is no joke.  Having one of the three that is handicapped brings on a whole different set of difficulties.

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