Sarah P.

Just before Christmas, Sarah and her daughter were evicted from their apartment and immediately needed shelter. Sarah called 2-1-1, and the trained specialist was able to assess her needs and provide a trusted resource for Sarah. While living at one of the United Way of Greater McHenry County's partner agencies, Sarah worked nights and cared for her daughter during the day. After two months in the safe and secure shelter available to Sarah through your generous donations, she saved enough money to afford housing. Your gifts make two key ingredients in the recipe for success possible: first, valuable access to free and confidential trained specialists who connect people like Sarah to knowledgeable information and resources in McHenry County. Second, for 50 vital programs offered by high-quality partner agencies to exist and provide services that create the opportunity for all to thrive.