break the cycle of poverty
By helping Quad Citizens receive adequate food and shelter, as well as the educational tools necessary to be self-sufficient.
Examples: job training, educational programs on budgeting and credit repair, and providing safe places to live.
In FY19, United Way is investing $1.3 million in financial stability in the Quad Cities.
The startling truth is for one-third of the U.S. population, the struggle to cover basic needs is a daily burden. In the Quad Cities, 37% of residents struggle to pay for their basic needs. United Way’s work is focused on improving this statistic.
Jereika now lives in a safe home with her daughter and is studying to become an LPN. Watch a video with Jereika's story.
- Alternatives (for the Older Adult)
- The Arc of the Quad Cities Area
- Bethany for Children & Families
- Black Hawk College
- Cafe on Vine
- Family Resources
- HELP Regional Office of Iowa Legal Aid
- Humility of Mary Housing
- One Eighty
- Prairie State Legal Services
- Project NOW
- Safer Foundation
- The Salvation Army Family Service Center
- Supplemental Emergency Assistance Program (SEAP)
- Transitions Mental Health Services