Partnerships

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.
 
Social Adjustment and Development Services 
 

 

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
 
Shelter/Meals
 

 

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
 
Peer Counseling • Day Programs • Consultation 
 

 

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.
 

 

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 • Gas 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 Care • Bill Payer • Congregate Meals • Friendly Visitor • Home Delivered Meals • Outreach
 

 

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

  
Provides public transit to all citizens of Story County
  
Transportation 
 

 

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
  
Support Community Living • Crisis Childcare • Family Education Program • MELD • Foster Care Recruitment
 

  

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

  
Provides services to persons with disabilities which are designed to enhance opportunities, create success, and fulfill dreams
 

 

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  
 

  

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
  
Human Services • Homelessness Prevention • 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 and School Age Daycare • Preschool
  

 

 

 
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 • Foster Family Recruitment • Kids Club • GRIP Mentoring Program • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education • Rosedale Shelter • Stork's Nest • Substance Abuse Education and Outpatient • Youth Development - Nevada
 

 

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