United Way


United Way and the Labor movement go way back, a partnership that began after World War II as an innovative way to rebuild our nation, our communities and our people. United Way of Jackson County is proud to work alongside Labor to make a difference right here in Jackson County.





Colleen Sullivan, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison


(517) 796-5121 direct

(503) 680-0584 cell



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Issue #1 (January 2020)


Worker Dislocation Resources Available

We at United Way are deeply concerned for individuals and families affected by dislocation. The impact involves entire communities. That's why United Ways across Michigan, including ours, are banding together to provide rapid response services to people in need. Read our news release here.

If you or your family needs help, call 2-1-1. This is a confidential, comprehensive service connecting you to thousands of support resources.

We've also added some important documents to help you plan for or deal with specific needs if they arise. Click on the links below:

Monthly budgeting worksheet by Freddie Mac

Sample letters for creditors and mortgage companies

Community Services Liaisons contacts 09 2019

Self calculating budget worksheet

List of area food pantries

When the Paycheck Stops - Survival Guide to Unemployment

Michigan National Guard – Assistance Programs for Veterans

Want to Help Dislocated Workers?

You can make a financial gift to UWJC's Displaced Workers Fund. Go to our DONATE page and choose Displaced Workers Fund under "Type of Gift."

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