Strengthen the Safety Net

Volunteers at food pantry

A resilient safety net makes sure that everyone in our community has their basic needs met.

That's why we focus on meeting critical needs today, like shelter and food, ensuring people can work toward self-sufficiency in the future.

  • Access to nourishing food
  • Safe shelter and housing options
  • Domestic violence and sexual assault services

With our many partners in the community, United Way continues to prioritize investing in the critical network of services that assure individuals and families are meeting their most basic needs. We raise our voices in advocacy for legislation at all levels that will protect our most vulnerable, and we pursue additional opportunities to bring dollars into our community to better meet the needs of those living in poverty or hovering right above it.

Targeted initiatives around housing security and food security allow us to tackle persistent issues more effectively, in addition to our ongoing funding for services such as food pantries, shelters for people in crisis, mental and physical healthcare, and help with rent, mortgage, and utilities.