United Way supports people’s most basic needs of food, shelter, health, and safety. Basic needs services are vital to individuals with chronic conditions and for individuals and families in crisis needing temporary support. When individuals are unable to meet their immediate needs, it becomes more difficult to focus on long-term goals such as employment, housing, or education. Basic needs services are critical to getting people back on their feet and on the road to self-sufficiency.
UNITED WAY’S OVERALL GOAL FOR BASIC NEEDS IS:
Basic Needs: People's basic needs of food, shelter, health and safety are met
2-1-1 is the state’s information and referral system. One of the central purposes of 2-1-1 is to empower individuals and families with information and knowledge about health and human services. With information, an individual can then seek out appropriate service providers who, in turn, can guide a person toward positive decisions, improving the chances of achieving positive outcomes. Since 2-1-1 connects people with services, it is a solid social barometer for the state, providing data on the most critical needs of Utahns. Connect to 2-1-1