United Way of the Plains

United Way is taking appointments this week for the Laid-Off Workers Center’s January session

WICHITA, Kan. Dec. 19, 2011--United Way of the Plains is taking calls Dec. 19 - 23, 2011, to set up appointments for the Laid-Off Workers Center's January session. To set up an appointment, individuals must call United Way's information number by dialing 2 1 1 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (this is a toll-free number). The deadline to call for an appointment for the January session is Friday, Dec. 19. The center will be open on a monthly basis as needed beyond January.

To qualify for help through the Laid-Off Workers Center, laid-off workers must:

  • Pre-register to set up an appointment by calling United Way’s information number 2-1-1;
  • Have been laid off and approved for unemployment compensation sometime since October 1, 2008 (not fired, quit, or on medical leave);
  • Show that they have emergency financial needs and have insufficient personal resources to adequately provide food, clothing and/or shelter; and
  • Have been laid off from a job in Sedgwick, Butler or Sumner counties, or lived in those counties at the time of the layoff, between Oct. 1, 2008, and the present.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Delane Butler, Vice President of Marketing, 267-1321