Basic Needs

Basic Needs

Ensure that our regional community has a safety net in place to help individuals and families access basic necessities during times of need.
uw-icon_phoneOur regional 2-1-1 received more than 10,000 calls in 2015 for utility assistance alone.
uw-icon_fiveAssistance with obtaining basic needs continues to be within the top five unmet needs in our community.

Having a strong safety net in the region allows low-income and homeless people and their families move past crisis situations. Futhermore, without identification, transportation, child care assistance, and mental health supports, many people cannot access the services they need.

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Food

Provisions of hot meals, food pantries, and mobile food programming.

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Shelter

Emergency shelter and utility assistance for those in need.

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Basic Necessities

Identification assistance, clothing provisions, disaster relief, transportation, and childcare assistance.

Your support for United Way and our community partnerships provided
2,551 households in our region with utility assistance.