Join us for a series of community conversations around topics that impact your life.

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.

Upcoming Town Halls

Aug. 19, 10 a.m.: Closing the Digital Divide: A Virtual Town Hall with Connect 313
Speaker: Joshua Edmonds, Director of Digital Inclusion for the City of Detroit
Aug. 26, 10 a.m.: Connect4Care Kids – A new resource for families in Detroit seeking childcare
Speakers: Jeff Miles, Senior Director, Center for Early Childhood Excellence, United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Delonda McCullum, VCHAP/Connect4Care Specialist, Social Innovation Fund, United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Past Town Halls

Watch recordings and find resource lists from past Virtual Town Halls.

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

June 10: Be Counted: 2020 Census

June 5: Child Care

May 27: Mental Health

May 22: Stimulus Payment and Filing Your Taxes

Download virtual VITA tax assistance information

May 20: Utility and Water Assistance

May 15: Accessing Food Assistance

May 8: Unemployment Insurance

Read unemployment FAQs