| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Furloughed government workers in need of social services and individuals with questions about Obamacare can call the United Way of Central Maryland's 211 hotline to get help.
The free hotline is available to connect those in need to connect to food...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent.
But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Bryonna Parker, of Laurel, who is studying criminal justice at Stevenson University, volunteered with the United Way's Project Homeless Connect on Sept. 19 at the Baltimore Connection Center-Inner Harbor.
More than 2,200 homeless individuals attended the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, October 24, 1963:
Herbert Fritz, chief of the Division of Hospital Services of Maryland, announced 50 years ago this week at the Bel Air Chamber of Commerce that he did not think a hospital should...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Community members and education advocates filled Bethany Community Church on Saturday morning for the Laurel-based nonprofit Side by Side's fifth annual fundraiser breakfast and silent auction.
Side by Side, launched in 2009 by former Laurel Leader...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations.
When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Tana Poff ran out of cash soon after arriving in Baltimore County from York, Pa., hoping to start a new life. The pregnant 23-year-old was working at the checkout lane at Food Lion, but her part-time wages weren't enough.
"It didn't work out the way I...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:17 AM
To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction.
But there's another...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Beginning Tuesday, radio and TV ads will encourage residents to call 211 and get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
With technical difficulties still frustrating efforts to enroll in health plans through online exchanges — and...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:29 PM
It's 4 p.m. when the mobile meals van pulls up to a patch of pavement behind the library at Pennsylvania and North avenues. The cardboard boxes it brings — filled with chicken sandwiches, milk and snacks — may be the first food some children...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:09 AM
A senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine will help lead strategic decisions and results for the United Way of Central Maryland, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.
Patricia M.C. Brown, who is also president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, will...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Though she knew more than most people about Howard County's history, Joetta Cramm always considered herself to be an amateur historian.
"I really look at local history as my hobby," Cramm said in a Baltimore Sun feature about her work in 1996. "I...