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  • Headshot of Rachel Linn, United Way's new Financial Stability Coordinator.

United Way of the Plains welcomes Rachel Linn

February 8, 2024|

Rachel Linn has joined the Community Impact & Services team this week as a Financial Stability Coordinator. Linn will provide financial education, digital financial literacy and financial coaching for area residents in her part-time role. She will also be involved in Bank On ICT community engagement activities related to . . . [Read More]

  • Headshot of Jen McGill, United Way's new Coordinated Entry System Manager.

Jen McGill joins United Way of the Plains as Coordinated Entry System Manager

January 29, 2024|

United Way of the Plains has announced the addition of Jen McGill to the Community Impact & Services team. As the Coordinated Entry System (CES) Manager, McGill is responsible for overseeing the homeless response system and interagency support that expedites access to housing and services. Reporting to Matt Lowe, Community . . . [Read More]

  • Service providers interview an individual experiencing homelessness as part of the annual Point in Time Count.

How many people are experiencing homelessness, anyway?

November 22, 2023|

Each year, in the last ten days of January, communities across the United States participate in what is called a “Point in Time Count,” or PIT Count. During the PIT Count, shelters and transitional housing programs tally how many people are experiencing sheltered homelessness in their community. This count . . . [Read More]

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