Basic Needs

Crisis, hunger and homelessness can happen anytime, to virtually anyone.

Improvements in conditions informing our Bold Goals won’t completely eliminate the need for programs helping those in immediate crisis. United Way has a long history of supporting these services and understands the valuable safety net they provide our community. A safety net of emergency food, shelter and provisions will always be an essential part United Way’s investment in the community.


At United Way, we connect people in need with local resources and assistance – when they need them. This is a critical part of our mission.

The United Way's 2-1-1 is a powerful tool available to address needs in real time. A free, easy-to-remember non-emergency telephone number connects people to vital health services and human resources that can improve lives. Call specialists are waiting 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide information about the full range of available community services. 

Call 2-1-1 or 330-376-6660
Text your zip code to 898-211