Basic Needs

While we work to address the root causes of important community issues, United Way realizes that there are individuals in our region who need our support right now. Through the work of staff and several volunteer committees, we work to improve housing and housing support services, food assistance programs, personal safety services and disaster response systems. Rarely are any of us prepared when a crisis hits- but when a crisis does occur, United Way is there, providing those in need with services and assistance to bring the stability they need to get back on track.

Throughout the region in fiscal year 2013:

3.6 million pounds of food or 3 millionmeals provided in Leon County

6,103 Persons with Disabilities received supportive services

Nearly 5,000 individuals received emergency shelter.

$1,954,986 was the amount UWBB invested in Human and Health Services in Leon County

32,279Persons received Basic Needs & Emergency Services (food, clothing, shelter, etc.)

To find a local nonprofit organization that can provide these or other supports, call 2-1-1, a free confidential helpline that connects individuals throughout the Big Bend with health and human services agencies in their local communities