You never know when you will be in need of a helping hand. When Cynthia needed help, she picked up the phone and dialed Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1, a free and confidential community referral service that connects callers with resources and community assistance. Cynthia has called 2-1-1 in the past for bill assistance and food bank information but emphasized she only calls when it is an emergency situation. When asked why she continues to call 2-1-1, she simply replied, “Someone always answers.”
We are now located at the new Mile High United Way Morgridge Center for Community Change at 711 Park Avenue West in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood.
Our phone numbers and email addresses remain the same. Learn more about our mission-based community hub, and come see us soon!
At a recent press conference in Lyons marking the anniversary of the Colorado floods, Governor John Hickenlooper said, “The flooding that began nearly a year ago will be forever etched in Colorado history. But what will also endure is the story of how Coloradans responded."
You were an integral part of that response. Through the United Ways of Colorado Flood Relief Fund, you gave $1.2 million to help flood victims across the state.
Jessica is no stranger to hard work. She spent more than 11 years in the construction business, starting out as an administrative clerk and making her way up to project manager for a general contractor. After experiencing just about every facet of the construction industry, she decided to pursue her dream of owning a business.
On August 19, Mile High United Way pledged to continue and expand their partnership with Denver Public Schools in the vison that Every Child Succeeds at the launch of DPS’ Denver Plan 2010.
An Indicators Report for Colorado’s Communities
Collaboration is an essential element for nonprofits, funders, government entities and businesses to make an impact in a community, especially when they are tackling difficult and pervasive social problems like low educational achievement, poor health and poverty.
Along with his wife and his two young children, George has spent the better part of the past five years living on the streets of Denver. George and his wife were both employed full-time yet were living paycheck to paycheck with no extra money to pay for childcare. He made the decision to leave his job to care for his children, but when his wife lost her job just a few months later, they had little savings to fall back on. With a limited amount of time to find help and no other immediate options, George decided to place a call to Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 service
Mile High United Way Morgridge Center for Community Change
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
Opens on Monday, September 29, 2014
Thank you for attending the Grand Opening and Community Open House celebrating the new Mile High United Way Morgridge Center for Community Change. We are grateful for your continued support as we transition into our new mission-centered, community-based headquarters in the Curtis Park neighborhood.
Long before she came in contact with Mile High United Way, Susie knew she wanted to work with the 2-1-1 service. “I always wanted to help people,” she said, “but living in Texas, you had to be bilingual to work [at 2-1-1].” As her children grew older, Susie sought a fresh start and took the opportunity to move to Colorado. Since Susie is visually impaired, she connected with Team EEI, a company dedicated to providing vocational training and job coaching services for the blind and visually impaired.
Christine suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and before getting connected to Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1, she had only the support of her husband and daughter. Due to her illness, she cannot stand or walk for long periods of time, leaving her unable to find steady employment. Despite this, she does not receive disability benefits because they can't afford the gas to get to the office, which is far from where she lives. The use of the car is mostly allotted to her daughter’s part-time job and her husband’s job-seeking efforts.