Goal: Families have access to food, shelter, health, and safety
United Way supports programs to help ensure people’s most basic needs of food, shelter, health, and safety are met. 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.