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Krysta is a young woman that came to Employing Medina County (EMC) in June of 2016. After being released from jail, she was able to secure housing at a half-way house for women but needed a job and other necessities to get her life back on track. With a baby on the way and a family that was counting on her, the half-way house staff saw her determination to change and referred her to our program

Once a member of EMC, Krysta’s life coach...

Megan is a 28-year-old single mother who found her way to Employing Medina County (EMC) two years ago. With no place to live, a hungry 2-year-old and a job that wasn’t paying enough to cover necessities, she was trapped with no place to go—until she discovered United Way and the EMC program.

With the help of EMC, Megan got into transitional and then public housing, so she no longer needed to worry about where she and her son would...

THE WAY FORWARD:  Cory is a 20-year-old that came into the Employing Medina County (EMC) program two years ago. As a kid getting released from Medina County Juvenile Detention Center, he knew he was going to face some challenges after getting out. With no place to live, no job and not a clue how to function as an adult in the real world, the superintendent of the detention center referred him to United Way and the Employing Medina County...

 

Election Results Announced by United Way of Medina County
Officers, New and Renewing Trustees

Medina, Ohio

United Way of Medina County held a special meeting of its Board of Trustees on May 4, 2018 for the election of new and renewing trustees and the organization’s officers. Chief Executive Officer Cheryl Parzych said “Welcoming new and...

A new Ohio United Way study indicates 2 in every 5 families in the Buckeye State are now dealing with some form of financial hardship.
The United Way report introduced ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.
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United Ways across Ohio recently released the results of an in-depth study, the ALICE report, on a previously poorly understood demographic—hardworking Ohioans who earn more than the federal poverty level, but less than the basic cost of living. ALICE households (ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) typically have no savings, live paycheck to paycheck, and are just one serious illness or major car repair away...

A pretty young woman of 26, with slate-blue eyes, auburn hair, and a smattering of freckles, Tabitha has already experienced enough setbacks and challenges to last a lifetime. She grew up on the near west side of Cleveland in a dysfunctional family that provided little meaningful parental supervision. At age 16, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, and had two more children before she turned 21. None of her children’s fathers...

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About 1,200 students will benefit this year from United Way of Medina County's "Stuff the Bus" campaign, and this year's collection might be the organization's biggest yet, Executive Director Cheryl Parzych said.

The July campaign encouraged community members to donate school supplies to help Medina County students in need be prepared for their first day of school.

Preliminary estimates show 21,000 items donated as of Thursday,...

The last day of the E4 Youth Summit saw youth volunteering

After learning about their leadership strengths in October, the participants of the 2016 E4 Youth Summit reunited to complete their community service projects. On November 12th, participants arrived at the Medina County Career Center to complete the projects they had chosen from Day 1 of the Summit.

All project options and advisers were brought in courtesy of the United Way of...

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