Mental Health is Community Health

After decades of working in addiction and mental health, I can say one thing with absolute confidence: everyone at some point experiences some kind of mental or emotional “dis-ease”.   Those raised by the most loving parents still question their worth sometimes. The most optimistic people I know still feel despair [...]

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United Around Mental Health

Everyone at some point in life will face a mental or behavioral health issue, whether through personal experience or through knowing someone who is struggling. So why does mental and behavioral health continue to be a topic no one wants to discuss? Shame and stigma only compound the issue. What [...]

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Defining Poverty

What do we mean when we say “Poverty”? It’s an extremely broad topic that through two years of research and difficult conversations we’ve had to define for ourselves. As we continue sharing these components of our Community Game Plan, our President Joy Griffin breaks down what how we define poverty [...]

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What is a Community Game Plan?

United Way of Hall County President, Joy Griffin, begins our dive into our Community Game Plan with this introduction. You can download your copy of the Community Game Plan here. We’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below or enagage with us on Facebook (@unitedwayhallcounty) and Instagram (@unitedwayhallco).  #Gameplan #LiveUnitedHallCounty

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We Have a Blog!

Welcome to our NEW blog page! Why start a blog you ask? Having shifted our focus over the last couple years to helping struggling families create pathways out of poverty, we’ve learned a lot. We wanted a place where we could share our experience–from starting our One Hall initiative, opening the Compass Center, [...]

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