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Kaitlyn's Story



Kaitlyn is a single mother of two who was referred to United Way Community Partner, Salvation Army, by the Family Crisis Center, another United Way Community Partner, after escaping from an abusive relationship.

After fleeing from her husband who was the breadwinner of the family, Kaitlyn and her two daughters were left without a job to support the family, without a car, and without a home.


“ I wasn't sure if I was ever going to get out alive. I had to start a new life after fleeing a seven-year abusive relationship. 

I had no car, very little possessions and no hope that I would be able to get my life together. I'm very grateful that I found United Way Community Partner, Salvation Army," said Kaitlyn.


Kaitlyn and her family are currently in The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope program, which is designed to help families in crisis situations.


They make sure that the necessities like food, clothing, and housing are provided so that families can focus on employment, budgeting, counseling, life skills education, and more to help break the cycle of generational poverty.

The families in the program are in the beginning stages of breaking the cycle of generational poverty and addiction.


The cycle can’t be broken without your support!


Your donation to United Way provides items like the ones listed below that families in our community,

just like Kaitlyn’s, need this Holiday Season:


school supplies

medical care






and so much more! 


Your gift impacts over 55,000 lives in Whitfield and Murray counties 365 days a year.

And when you give to United Way, your gift goes where the needs are the greatest.

Last year, 2,904 individuals where provided with housing assistance and 937 domestic violence calls were answered because of your donation!


Give today and change lives!