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United Way Initiatives

 2-1-1 Information and Referral Service 

United Way Alliance 211 referral

Every day thousands of people across our region turn to 211 for information and support—whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related. 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all

ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

211 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives.

Learn more about 2-1-1


FamilyWize prescription drug program

This free card from the FamilyWize community service partnership can save you money on your prescription drugs. Simply present your card and prescription to a participating pharmacy to obtain the discounted price. Use your card as often as you need, for any prescription, for everyone in your family. There is no income limit, age requirement, eligibility or registration required.

Health care coverage is one of the top concerns for people in our community.  United Way is committed to helping increase access to affordable health care and getting everyone the medicine they need.  Many people who live and work in our community struggle to pay their bills and have to choose between getting the medicine they need and paying for food, rent or utilities.

We are pleased to partner with FamilyWize to offer this important free prescription discount card program to help everyone in our community. Learn more:


Ready to Learn 

United Way Alliance MOV School Readiness backpack program

Our Ready to Learn Initiative is dedicated to ensuring that every child from every community is equipped to be an engaged and successful learner. We know that everyone doesn’t start out on the same footing, but we believe that we can help to level

those playing fields and create opportunity. Whether its ensuring that a child has shoes and a backpack for a new school year, supporting teachers with classroom kits, building Little Free Libraries, hosting book giveaways, or helping to support young new educators, we are working to create a community of well equipped learners with a love of literacy. We know that something as simple as a new pair of shoes, or a sturdy new backpack can make an enormous difference in their attitude and perspective towards the school year. 


Hunger Solutions MOV

United Way Alliance MOV Hunger solutions food pantry

United Way Alliance works in partnership with local food pantries to support and promote their good work in serving residents in need of emergency food. United Way serves as the primary referral agency for most pantries.

Warming Hands and Hearts Energy Initiative

United Way Alliance warming hands utility assistance

Each winter, many families struggle to warm their homes when the temperatures drop. Warming Hands and Hearts coordinates efforts to keep the heat on for the neediest of our community members.

This is accomplished by pooling existing funds from the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and charitable and faith-based organizations then supplementing those dollars with donations from the Warming Hands and Hearts fund.  Warming Hands and Hearts is used to fill the gaps when all other resources are exhausted.

Referrals are made through DHHR, and case managers at Community Resources Inc. work with the client to identify all potential methods of resolving the situation.  All payments are made directly to the utility company.    

The goal of Warming Hands and Hearts is to ensure that every family in our footprint, with a legitimate need, is assisted.

Collaboration Center

United Way Alliance MOV volunteer

Volunteer. Give an hour or a day. We can help match a one-time volunteer opportunity or an ongoing project. We create Corporate Service Projects for workplace teams and civic organizations, too! We're your link to hundreds of ways you can help make a difference in your community. 

Call us today to find out how we can assist you through our collaboration center. Our office number is (304) 580-0570.