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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wicked Local/ Gerry Tuoti, Wicked Local Newsbank Editor

The recent death of actor and comedian Robin Williams serves as a tragic reminder that depression is a serious illness, suicide prevention experts say. "People say, ‘You have all this success and money. How could you do this?’" said Robert Gebbia, CEO of the American Society for Suicide Prevention. "But we know that’s not the case. It is an illness."

Thursday, August 14, 2014

By Scott O'Connell/Daily News Staff

In the days since Robin Williams' death on Monday, suicide hotlines in MetroWest have seen a noticeable increase in calls from people struggling with the same sense of bleakness that reportedly overwhelmed the famed actor and comedian.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Boston Fed finds joblessness, wide use of food stamps

By Megan Woolhouse, Boston Globe

New England’s suburbs, often viewed as bastions of sprinkler-fed lawns and roomy SUVs, are also communities of hidden poverty, where one in four families relies on food stamps to stock cupboards with groceries and put food on the table, according to a report to be released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Wednesday.

 

Monday, August 11, 2014

MARLBORO — Dow Chemical Co. and the United Way of Tri County to support Marlboro youths through the Backpack Drive school supply program in memory of Dow employee Sandy Decker, who died earlier this year. Ms. Decker led the program at Dow for several years.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

FRAMINGHAM - Summer interns and co-op students at Staples Inc.'s Framingham headquarters recently volunteered for the United Way of Tri-County's Tools for School program in Marlborough.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

FRAMINGHAM – The United Way of Tri-County’s recent focus on supporting direct social services in the region the past two years resulted in a total “community impact” worth nearly $3.7 million, the organization announced this week.

 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The MetroWest Daily News

MARLBOROUGH - Nurses at Marlborough Hospital will hold a food drive this weekend to collect items for the Marlborough Community Cupboard, a food pantry run by the United Way of Tri-County.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rachel Lebeau/The Boston Globe

In a move to serve residents who otherwise have difficulty accessing its services, the Franklin Food Pantry has launched a delivery service to provide assistance where its clients live and gather.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MetroWest Daily News/ Staff Reporters

FRAMINGHAM – The Tufts Health Plan Foundation has awarded $14,957 to a United Way of Tri-County-run hotline that helps seniors in need in the region.

The money will support Call2Talk’s TeleCheck service, through which volunteers contact at-risk seniors in need of mental or emotional support.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Susan Petroni/ Framingham Patch

FRAMINGHAM- Within the year, each child participating in Ready to Read will receive 12 new books that they can keep in their homes and call their own.