Community Partners

United Way of Story County (UWSC) has a key group of community partners that provide more than 90 core programs. UWSC annually-funded programs are listed under each agency. 



American Red Cross-Lincoln Way Chapter - (515) 232-5104

Helps local families in times of disasters; serves military personnel and their families; gives training in first aid and water safety
Disaster Services • Health and Safety Education • Separated Families


Ames Community Preschool Center (ACPC) - (515) 233-2901

Provides pre-school, before and after school, and summer child care on a sliding fee scale
Day Care Infants • Day Care Children • Day Care School Age


The Arc of Story County - (515) 232-9330

Offers a wide variety of supports and services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families
Active Lifestyles • Respite • Advocacy


Assault Care Center (ACCESS) - (515) 292-0500

Provides shelter for abused women and families as well as crisis counseling and other services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
Battering Shelter • Battering Crisis Intervention • Battering Counseling and Support • Rape Crisis Intervention • Rape Relief Counseling and Support • Battering Court Watch • Public Education and Awareness


Boy Scouts of America, Mid-Iowa Council - (800) 999-7268

Helps instill values in young men and helps prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime and to achieve their full potential
Youth Development/Social Adjustment


Boys & Girls Club of Story County - (515) 233-1872

Providing hope and opportunity to school aged youth through research-based youth development programs focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character and leadership development.
Youth Development/Social Adjustment


Camp Fire Heart of Iowa - (800) 652-2242

Helps boys and girls grow into responsible individuals and develop sound values through the guidance of adult volunteers
School Age Child Care • School Age Child Care Scholarship • Youth Development/Social Adjustment


Center for Creative Justice (CCJ) - (515) 292-3820

Provides probation services for adult offenders
Probation Supervision


Central Iowa RSVP - (515) 733-4917

Recruits, screens, and matches adult volunteers aged 55+ with quality opportunities to share their skills, interests, and life experiences in response to a wide variety of community needs. Also provides Volunteer Management for Disaster in Story County
Disaster Services • Volunteer Management • Volunteer Transportation Services


ChildServe - (515) 232-7220

Provides and promotes comprehensive family centered services and supports that enable children with special health care needs to live at home with their families
Day Care - Children • Day Care - Infants


Emergency Residence Project (ERP) - (515) 232-8075

Provides an emergency shelter and meals to temporarily assist homeless families and single adults


Eyerly Ball - (515) 598-3300

Provides a structure for the efficient and effective delivery of community based psycho-social services that are responsive to community needs
Psychiatric Evaluation •  Medication Management • Mental Health Evaluation • Mental Health Therapy • Supported Community Living • Prevention and Education • Group Therapy • Prescription Assistance


Friendship Ark Homes - (515) 292-9556

Provides homes for persons with intellectual disabilities that celebrate their uniqueness and help them reach their fullest physical, emotional and spiritual potential through nurturing love and respect within a faith community.
Day Habilitation • Supported Community Living


Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa - (800) 342-8389

Offers group activities designed to help girls have fun while learning to use resources wisely and to become good citizens
Youth Development/Social Adjustment


Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, Inc. - (515) 296-1449

Provides emergency rent, utility, food and fuel assistance to help ensure individuals and families are able to remain in their homes with needed utilities, nutritious foods and gas in emergency situations. 
Rent/Utility Assistance • Healthy Food Vouchers


Heartland Senior Services (HSS) - (515) 233-2906

Provides daycare and outreach services for elderly and handicapped adults, including transportation and meals; provides programming for active seniors
Activity and Resource Center • Adult Day Center • Congregate Meals • Home Delivered Meals • Outreach


HIRTA (Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency) - (877) 686-0029

Provides public transit to all citizens of Story County



Iowa Able Foundation - (515) 292-2972

Helps Iowans with disabilities and the aging achieve and maintain independence through micro lending and financial coaching programs statewide.


Legal Aid Society of Story County - (515) 382-2471

Provides legal assistance to income eligible residents of Story County on a broad range of civil matters, including but not limited to, family law, debtor/creditor and Social Security Disability Appeals
Legal Aid Civil


Lutheran Services in Iowa/Beloit (LSI) - (515) 232-7262

Provides services for people with disabilities; respite care, home health care; crisis child care; residential treatment for children; mental health assessments and in-home mental health services
Supported Community Living • Crisis Childcare • Family Education Program • Parents as Teachers


Mainstream Living, Inc. - (515) 232-8405

Provides services to persons with disabilities which are designed to enhance opportunities, create success, and fulfill dreams
Enclave • Day Habilitation • Supported Community Living


Mary Greeley Medical Center Home Health Services - (515) 239-6730

Provides visiting nurse and home health services on a sliding fee scale; helps children and elderly adults maintain preventative health programs through community clinics; offers Meals on Wheels, Lifeline and Hospice services
Community Clinics • Home-Based Hospice • In-Home Nursing • Meals on Wheels • Home-Health Assistance • Lifeline


Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. (MICA) - Health Services: (515) 232-9020 and Family Development Services: (515) 956-3333

Provides a range of services to low income people, including family development, emergency food shelves, fuel assistance, well-child and WIC clinics, and supplemental medical treatment funds
Child Dental • Community Dental Clinic • Family Development • Fluoride Varnish • Food Pantry


NAMI Central Iowa (National Alliance on Mental Illness) - (515) 292-9400

Provides education, support and advocacy for persons with mental illness and their family members
Assistance Fund • Family and Consumer Education • Family and Consumer Support • Public Education and Awareness • Mental Health Wellness Center 


Raising Readers in Story County - (515) 520-8686

Promotes early language and literacy development in children from birth to 8 years of age and nurtures healthy parent-child relationships
Advocacy for Social Development • Thrive By Five • Out of School Learning


Story Time Child Care Center - (515) 387-1259

Provides child care for families in the Maxwell-Collins area
Infant, Children and School Age Daycare • Preschool 


The Salvation Army - (515) 233-3567

Works with other organizations to help meet human needs in the community without discrimination
Bill Payer • Disaster Services • Food Pantry • Rent/Utility Assistance • Representative Payee Program 


University Community Childcare (UCC) - (515) 294-9838

Provides infant, pre-school and school age child care for students and working families on a sliding fee scale
Infant • Children • School Age • Preschool • Comfort Zone



Inspires, educates and mobilizes volunteers to address community needs in Story County
Service Learning • Volunteer Management


Youth and Shelter Services, Inc. (YSS) - (515) 233-3141

Comprehensive services for the prevention, diversion, and treatment of youth and family problems including education, afterschool, mentoring, counseling, crisis intervention, shelter, drug treatment, foster care, adoption, family development and aftercare
Child Safety/Talk About Touching • Employment Training • Family Counseling Center • Family Development • Kids Club • GRIP Mentoring Program • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education • Rosedale Shelter • Stork's Nest • Substance Abuse Education and Outpatient • Youth Development/Social Adjustment • Summer Enrichment Program


YWCA Ames-ISU - (515) 294-1663

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all
Advocacy Against Discrimination • Girls Power • Parent and Student Support • Training and Informal Education