our focus : meeting basic needs

Meeting People's Basic Needs

Thousands of local families struggle to keep a roof over their heads and the bills paid. Too often they face impossible choices, like whether to buy food or keep the lights on. United Way funds agencies, collaborates with schools, and coordinates with all levels of government to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable members of our community. We focus on:

  • Ending Hunger. From summer meals for low-income kids to supporting community gardens, we work to make sure nobody goes hungry in King County.
  • Making Connections. We fund the 2-1-1 Community Info Line to help people in crisis find resources like rent assistance, shelter and counseling. We also help connect people with available benefits, such as food stamps and children's health insurance.
  • Increasing Financial Stability. We support job training programs and coordinate free tax preparation to help lift people out of poverty.

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