This program is intended to serve as bridge funding for residential household expenses to help stabilize housing for those at greatest risk of homelessness due to COVID-19.
When you give to United Way of Abilene your gifts are combined with others to help fund 24 agencies and 27 programs that positively impact the EDUCATION, FINANCIAL STABILITY, and HEALTH of the children, families, elderly, and individuals that make up our community.
Minding the Gap
Every day, we work to improve the lives of those who live in Abilene and our area. Nearly every facet of what makes a community has been impacted by COVID-19, from the health of its residents and businesses to its economy, educational system, and beyond. United Way has stepped up to provide vital services that are crucial to healthy communities.
During 2020, United Way of Abilene provided:
181 households received grants to help pay for homes damaged in the tornado
229 children attended the free Day Camps for essential workers
240 families displaced from work during COVID received rent and utility assistance
260,000 meals were donated to the Food Bank
What We Do
DR. CATHY ASHBY – President & CEO
Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: EDUCATION, FINANCIAL STABILITY, and HEALTH. We work with our Community Partners to address the needs of today and tomorrow while seeking ways to create positive, lasting change.
The Foundation was created to further the United Way of Abilene’s mission to improve lived in our community by building a permanent, sustainable avenue of support that generates income to support the annual operating expenses of United Way of Abilene.
2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help
A public/private collaborative of United Way of Abilene, City of Abilene, and Texas Health & Human Services Commission. Our number one commitment is to connect people to the services they seek. We are the number to call when you don’t know who to call for help or hope.
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Get involved! Whether you are speaking out to improve community conditions, volunteering, or donating, you are helping to inspire hope.
You make a difference for people across our community. Thank you for supporting United Way of Abilene!