As families plan for the future, they also have to make sure their basic needs are met.

With your help, United Way of Greater Houston provides the safety net for our community through services that stabilize those who are vulnerable and those who are unable to meet their basic needs.

The safety net includes food, housing, utility assistance, transportation, and immediate and short-term services focused on safety for those fleeing domestic violence or human trafficking, or for vulnerable populations, like refugees.

Funded Partners Addressing Basic Needs

United Way invests in and partners with the following nonprofit organizations to help our neighbors meet their basic needs.

  • AccessHealth
  • AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse)
  • BakerRipley
  • Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.
  • The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Christian Community Service Center
  • Communities in Schools of Houston
  • Community Assistance Center
  • Community Family Centers
  • Covenant House Texas
  • Cy-Hope, Inc.
  • Easter Seals of Greater Houston
  • Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services
  • Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center Of Houston
  • Family Ties, Family Resource Services
  • Fort Bend County Women’s Center, Inc.
  • Fort Bend Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels
  • Hope Disaster Recovery
  • Houston Area Women’s Center
  • Humble Area Assistance Ministries
  • Interfaith Caring Ministries
  • Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
  • Interfaith of The Woodlands
  • Jewish Family Service
  • Katy Christian Ministries
  • The Landing
  • L.I.F.E. Houston
  • Meals on Wheels Montgomery County
  • Memorial Assistance Ministries
  • Montgomery County Women’s Center
  • The Montrose Center
  • My Brother’s Keeper Outreach Center
  • Neighbors in Action, Inc.
  • NestQuest Houston, Inc.
  • Northwest Assistance Ministries
  • Prison Entrepreneurship Program
  • The Salvation Army, Greater Houston Command
  • Santa Maria Hostel, Inc.
  • SEARCH Homeless Services
  • Second Mile Mission Center
  • Southeast Area Ministries
  • Target Hunger
  • United Against Human Trafficking
  • Volunteers of America, Texas
  • Wesley Community Center
  • West Houston Assistance Ministries
  • The Women’s Home
  • YMCA of Greater Houston

Learn more about how you connect people with basic needs support:

Raising kids as a single parent is hard enough. Fighting every day to keep them, and keep them safe, is the hardest thing Michael has ever done.

Cathy Moore of Funded Partner, ECHOS, talks about how, with United Way's support, ECHOS helps clients land on their feet - and stay there.

With help from United Way, Bryson kicked her addiction and rebuilt her life.

United Way-sponsored services, like home-delivered meals and check-ins from volunteers, allow Maxine to remain independent.

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