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By Jim Haddadin, Daily News Staff FRAMINGHAM — Over the last two weeks, volunteers from the Call2Talk hotline changed the lives of three people in desperate straits. The service, run by the United Way of Tri-County, sometimes goes months without hearing from someone at risk of self-harm. But in a span of 18 days, volunteers assisted three callers who were suicidal, guiding them away imminent danger. Paul Mina, president and CEO of the United Way...
Karyn Polito visited the United Way of Tri-County on Wednesday and joined President and CEO Paul Mina along with board and chamber members for a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of Pearl Street Cupboard and Café at Park. During her visit, she toured the United Way facility at the Nutting Building located at 46 Park Street in Framingham where she read a proclamation from Governor Charlie Baker declaring February 11, 2017 Mass 2-1-1 Day and...
A leader will be awarded for contributing to the advancement of the status of women in the community and workplace, and more. By Mona Lkazour (Patch Staff) - February 13, 2017 5:07 pm ET From UWOTC, MetroWest Chamber of Commerce: Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Award®. The Athena Award, through a partnership between the UWTC and the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, will be awarded to a prominent leader in the...
A Proclamation Whereas The Governor is committed to raising awareness of Mass 2-1-1, which receives more than 110,000 calls annually and responds to over 250,000 web queries from people in the Commonwealth seeking resources; and   Whereas February 11 also marks the 20th anniversary of 2-1-1 nationally recognizing this free, userfriendly phone and online system that serves 90% of America’s population, and connects some 16 million people a year to...
FRAMINGHAM — Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Athena Leadership Award. Through a partnership between the United Way of Tri-County and the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, it will be awarded to a prominent leader in the MetroWest region for contributing to the advancement of the status of women in the community and the workplace, achievement of professional excellence, meaningful contribution to community service, and active assistance...
2017 Marks 20th Anniversary of 2-1-1 Nationally Framingham, MA - Governor Charlie Baker has declared February 11, 2017 as 2-1-1 Day in Massachusetts.  The Governor is committed to raising awareness of Mass 2-1-1, which receives morethan 110,000 calls annually and responds to over 250,000 web queries from people in the Commonwealth seeking resources.   February 11, also marks the 20th anniversary of 2-1-1 nationally.  Recognizing this free, user-...
FRAMINGHAM - Nominations are now open for the United Way of Tri-County Volunteer of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year awards. Each year UWTC recognizes individuals in the MetroWest/495 Corridor whose dedicated volunteer service significantly contributes to the local community.   "Every year we celebrate a Youth Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year who exemplify the spirit of philanthropy through their dedication and willingness...
FRAMINGHAM — With the demand for mental health services continuing to grow, a new resource available this month will help people overcome the pitfalls of the health care system to find the care they need.   The town recently signed a two-year contract with William James College to gain access to the school’s INTERFACE Referral Service, a telephone helpline that points callers to mental health and wellness services in their area.   Already...
By Jim HaddadinDaily News Staff FRAMINGHAM — It was a fitting farewell. After serving thousands of needy families from its food pantry and community kitchen at 10 Pearl St., the United Way of Tri-County on Tuesday closed the doors of the facility for the last time, preparing to relocate to a new base of operations across the street. But before they said goodbye, staff and volunteers mobilized for one final day of service — a massive show of...
Posted on Telegram.com CLINTON – In November, sitting down to a meal of turkey, potatoes, gravy, and warm apple pie is an American tradition. But, a Thanksgiving meal is not the reality for more than 750,000 Massachusetts residents who live paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford the high cost of an additional luxury meal that many take for granted. That’s why volunteers, donors, and staff at the United Way of Tri-County’s WHEAT Community...

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