Stories of Impact


Beverly had a heart attack in 2008. It was discovered that she had seven brain tumors but did not have health insurance. She could not get treated until 2011 when she connected with a United Way funded agency. Beverly is very thankful that a program was there to help improve her health, and now she’s tumor free.  “It kept me alive to where I can watch my kids grow up,” said Beverly. 


Uhura enrolled in the Getting Ahead Program, funded by United Way. While attending this program, she learned how to improve her credit score, manage finances, and received useful resources. Uhura was able to renew her nursing license and now as a result, she’s back working and couldn’t thank the United Way of St. Lucie County enough.


Kellie started to have mental health issues around the age of 15. After attending a United Way funded program, she is now working and mentoring other young girls to help them with the obstacles and challenges they are facing.  “The program helped me realize that my mental illness doesn’t define who I am. They got me the counseling that I needed, the therapy I needed, and they always had my back,” said Kellie.