Safety Net

Our safety net strategies are designed to empower our neighbors to live healthy, prosperous lives. We take a holistic approach to help people move toward prosperity, by creating opportunities and removing barriers to better serve our communities across the 9-county region.

Safety Net - Mother and Baby

Our Approach

We invest in high-quality, evidence-based solutions in five key areas.


Safety Net Success Story: RESOURCE, Inc

Through our partnership, RESOURCE is able to help women in need become self-sufficient and better able to take care of their families.

Meet a Food Shelf Client

Sarah Arbisi unexpectedly lost her job but found a way to support her daughter with help from ICA food shelf, a United Way partner.


See how we're doing.

United Way helped touch the lives of more than 1 million people across the 9-county region last year. Check out our progress in the annual Community Impact Report.


Help us create change.

We’ve seen incredible things happen when a community comes together, and we can’t do it without you.