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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

United Way leading the way in supporting HoCo human service agencies

      Often what is important in our County flies under the radar.  I wanted to highlight one of those areas with the awarding of $450,000 in grant funds last week to human service agencies in Howard County.  United Way funding is targeted to agencies serving some of the most vulnerable residents of Howard County.  Agencies such as Grassroots, Community Action Council, Bridges to Housing Stability and Making Change are supported by United Way grants.
      One program highlighted in this round of funding is the grant to Family and Children's Services to continue to work with family at risk of being homeless.  While we live in an affluent County it is important to recognize that the cost of living in Howard County makes it difficult for many low wage workers to live in Howard County.  This program works to support and link a number of Howard County families with County resources to stabilize their housing situation.  This and other United Way programs help make Howard County a good place to live for many families.
    If you would like to contribute to United Way's efforts to help Howard County families click on this link.

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