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Financial Stability

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's Story

Jereika now lives in a safe home with her daughter and is studying to become an LPN. Watch a video with Jereika's story.

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