Get to know…Jillian Castaneda, Housing Navigator

Jillian joined United Way of the Plains in 2023 and works to help those experiencing homelessness.

When Jillian Castaneda came to United Way of the Plains, she found a new calling in life: Helping house the homeless.

She’s been with United Way for a year now, applying her background in the mental health field and victim advocacy to help those who are . . . [Read More]

June 3, 2024|Tags: , , |

How many people are experiencing homelessness, anyway?

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 is done using each community’s HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) . . . [Read More]

November 22, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Funds Homeless Services through United Way of the Plains

United Way of the Plains has received a $45,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The majority (90%) of the funding will provide needed support for homeless programs, including shelter, transportation and prevention services.

The grant is part of Bank of America’s investment to advance economic . . . [Read More]

August 17, 2021|Tags: , , , , |


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