Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in Southeastern Michigan, United Way has worked to connect the families in our region to reliable information and helpful resources.
Now, we’re partnering with leading experts from our government, education and nonprofit partners to present a series of virtual town halls. These 30-minute virtual meetings will focus on a variety of topics, including water and utility assistance, unemployment, mental health, food access, education resources and more.
Check back on this page for updates on our virtual town halls, or sign up below to receive notifications via email.
Oct. 14 at 10 am. – Helping Children Cope with Stress: Join Dr. Christopher Trentacosta, associate professor in psychology at Wayne State University, for this important discussion
Oct. 21 – Futures for Frontliners
Watch recordings and find resource lists from past Virtual Town Halls.
Sept. 23: Be Counted Michigan – A Virtual Town Hall Census 2020: Joan Gustafson, external affairs officer with the Michigan Nonprofit Association, discusses the importance of being counted in the 2020 census.
Aug. 19: Closing the Digital Divide – A Virtual Town Hall with Connect 313 featuring Joshua Edmonds, Director of Digital Inclusion for the City of Detroit
July 31: Discover Your Spark – a Virtual Town Hall on Out-of-School Programs for Youth with Sara Plachta Elliott, executive director of the Youth Development Resource Center
July 22: Voting Safely in 2020 – a Virtual Town Hall with Assistant Secretary of State Heaster Wheeler
July 1: Supports for Older Adults with Area Agency on Aging 1-B
June 24: Getting Back to Work with Michigan Works!
June 16: Oakland County COVID-19 response
May 27: Mental Health
May 22: Stimulus Payment and Filing Your Taxes
May 20: Utility and Water Assistance
May 15: Accessing Food Assistance
May 8: Unemployment Insurance