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United Way of the Big Bend announces new direction

United Way of the Big Bend announces new direction
United Way of the Big Bend announces new direction
Posted at 5:04 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 17:04:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The United Way of the Big Bend serves many in the community, and now they're making plans to serve even more.

The organization is calling this five year plan a new direction, focusing efforts on helping those in need to become more stable through things like job training.

The new plan focuses on three goals: access, stability, and development.

The President of United Way, Katrina Rolle, says this change from more fundraising to a more direct form of aid makes their priorities more community focused.

"Looking at the pressing problems in this community, using the ALICE report as well, we know that poverty is a problem," said Rolle. "We know that people are struggling to make ends meet. So what can we as an organization do to really have an impact? So that was really one of the motivators for this shift."

The five year plan has five outcome areas: housing, early learning, safety net services, aging workforce, and development or getting needed skills for sustainable jobs.