Addressing basic needs helps more people survive and move forward.
WHY IT MATTERS
Air, food, water, shelter, clothing – these are the basic necessities of life. Addressing basic needs helps more people survive and move forward. When a crisis hits, providing services and assistance to cover the essentials brings stability to help people get back on track. Meeting the basic needs of our neighbors provides a foundation to support additional work in the areas of health, education and financial stability.
Our goal is to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable neighbors and those in crisis.
Our priority is making sure everyone has shelter, access to food and is safe. By investing in programs that assist with rent, mortgage and utilities, we’re helping people avoid further crisis. Helping those in need survive today propels them to live their best lives possible tomorrow.
OUR IMPACT IN 2021
LIVE UNITED BLOG: BASIC NEEDS
Read our latest blog posts about our basic needs based initiatives and their impact.
For more information, contact Matt Lowe, United Way Community Impact Manager for Basic Needs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 267‑1321 ext. 4233.
Our focus is on health, education, financial stability and basic needs—the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Click below to learn more about what we’re doing, the programs we invest in and our lasting impact in each area.