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United Way of the Greater Capital Region Expanding Regional Footprint in 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Adding Columbia, Greene Counties to Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady & Schoharie Creates Opportunity to Build More Robust Partnerships Across New York’s Capital Region. ALBANY, NY (January 7, 2019) --- United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s Board of Directors announced an expansion into Columbia and Greene Counties effective at...
How Not To Get Lost in Wonderland: Crafting Your Question Zero
Thursday, December 20, 2018
December 20, 2018 | Juliette Price, Director of The Albany Promise & Rushka Tcholakova, VP of Community Impact at United Way GCR Imagine for a moment that you are spending a weekend in nature, relaxing and getting your share of fresh air. You are staying at a hotel in a small town, on a clearly marked road.  Now imagine that you decide to...
How Can We Make Mental Health a Priority in the Workplace?
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
NOVEMBER 20, 2018 | Darlene Slaughter, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer of the United Way US Network  Have you ever known someone who worked non-stop? They’re the office go-getter, always available to support the team and take on extra work. But what do you do when their enthusiasm seems out of balance? Passion for work is common....
De-mystifying the United Way Alice Report
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
A Behind the Scenes Look of Our Economic Gains Raising awareness of the challenges low-to moderate-income working families face Traditional measures of poverty do not capture the magnitude of people who are struggling financially. To better understand the challenges faced by low – to moderate – income families -- and help initiate strategies and...
Sexual Assault: Resources for Families and Tips for Self-Care
Monday, October 15, 2018
OCTOBER 5, 2018 | Neil Parekh, Director of Network Communications, United Way Worldwide TRIGGER WARNING. This blog post references rape, sexual assault and harassment, but also offers suggestions on how to reach out for help, resources for talking with children and self-care tips. The topic of sexual misconduct – from unwanted advances to assault...
United Way and CROAD Partners Support Albany Fire Survivors
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
In January 2018, the United Way of the Greater Capital Region partnered with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), American Red Cross, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (DHSES), NYS Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NYSVOAD), and numerous other local organizations to...
Fighting Hunger All Summer Long
Thursday, September 20, 2018
When Andrea* moved to Schuylerville with her family, her husband was receiving life-saving dialysis treatments and unable to work, her car was in need of major repairs, and her full-time job just wasn’t enough to make ends meet. There were many times when she worried about how she would feed her three young children – especially during summertime...
Mental Health Issues Can Impact Anyone
Friday, May 27, 2016
Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of age, economic status, or race. Every year, more than 57 million Americans are affected by one or more psychiatric disorders—whether inherited or developed from environmental stress or substance abuse. Mental health disorders are common and treatable. While some are mild, the range includes serious...
Domestic Violence Affects Us All
Friday, October 23, 2015
By Angela Smith, Director of Domestic Violence Program of Schoharie County (Funded Partner: Catholic Charities Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties) October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Throughout the nation campaigns kicked off on October 1 to bring education and understanding to a devastating social problem.  Domestic...
Are you Aware? Domestic Violence in Saratoga County
Friday, October 2, 2015
October 1st is the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Some may ask why we need a month to raise awareness of domestic violence. We’ve all heard of it, right? Yes… and no. Most people in Saratoga County aren’t aware that domestic violence is the #2 violent crime in our county. Most aren’t aware that domestic violence in the primary cause...

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