Basic Needs

Crisis, hunger and homelessness can happen anytime, to virtually anyone. And United Way is investing more toward the basic needs of our community than ever before.

Basic needs, like nutrition, shelter and access to healthcare are at the core of United Way’s Bold Goal efforts. A child cannot succeed in school on an empty stomach. Families cannot achieve financial empowerment without a place to call home. 

Through United Way programs like 2-1-1 and Housing Services, which directly address basic needs, and targeted investments throughout the community, United Way is working to improve the quality of life for everyone – from children to seniors, from students to working families.


2-1-1 Information & Referral

A national program of United Way, 2-1-1 helps people throughout our community find local resources when they don’t know where to turn for supplemental food and nutrition programs, substance abuse treatment, disaster services and more.

The service is free and confidential and is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week for Summit and Medina county residents.

Call 2-1-1 or 330-376-6660
Search 211summitmedina.org
Text your zip code to 898-211

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Housing Services

United Way of Summit & Medina's Housing Services coordinates access to homeless shelters, permanent supportive housing and rent assistance for individuals and families living in Summit or Medina counties who are homeless or facing eviction.

Contact the Homeless Hotline by calling 330.615.0577 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.

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