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Financial Stability

In FY18, United Way is investing $1.3 million in financial stability in the Quad Cities to ensure Quad Citizens have food, shelter, and transportation, can increase their income through education and training, and build financial stability.


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, 33% of residents struggle to pay for their basic needs. United Way’s work is focused on improving this statistic.

Our Focus

United Way's work is focused on:

  • Providing food and shelter
  • Providing reliable transportation to help individuals maintain employment
  • Assisting unemployed and under-employed individuals with education and career advancement
  • Providing assistance with completing certification or education after high school graduation
  • Providing skills and tools to obtain and maintain employment
  • Maximizing the use of eligible earned tax benefits
  • Educating low-income families on skills to become financially self-sufficient
  • Providing services to achieve financial independence
  • Helping low-income families obtain and maintain safe, affordable, stable housing

Impact Partners

  • 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