Partner Agencies


United Way of Story County has a key group of community partners that provide more than 90 core programs. Use the map below to find partner agencies providing programs in our key areas of health, education, or financial stability.



Able Up Iowa- (515) 292-2972

Helps Iowans with disabilities and the aging achieve and maintain independence through micro lending and financial coaching programs statewide.
Summer day camp for elementary, middle school, and kids on the autism spectrum in grades 1-8; fun, education-based enrichment opportunities


American Red Cross - (515) 232-5104

Helps local families in times of disasters; serves military personnel and their families; gives training in first aid and water safety
Provides pre-school, before and after school, and summer child care on a sliding fee scale

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

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

Provides crisis counseling, support services, advocacy and emergency housing to victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
Helps instill values in young men and helps prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime and to achieve their full potential
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.
Provides an emergency shelter and meals to temporarily assist homeless families and single adults.

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
Provides probation services for adult offenders

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

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

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

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.
Offers group activities designed to help girls have fun while learning to use resources wisely and to become good citizens
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. 

Heartland Senior Services - (515) 233-2906

Provides daycare and outreach services for elderly and handicapped adults, including transportation and meals; provides programming for active seniors
Provides public transit to all citizens of Story County

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
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

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

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
Provides education, support and advocacy for persons with mental illness and their family members

Primary Health Care - (515) 686-5027

Offers a spectrum of medical and dental services including family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB, Title X services, substance abuse, behavioral health, oral medicine, HIV care and services, pharmacy, lab and x-ray. Enabling services are available to help patients with entitlements, case management, transportation, translation and patient education.

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

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

Provides infant and toddler full-time care, pre-school, before/after school care and summer school-age care for families in Collins, Maxwell and the surrounding area.  

The Salvation Army - (515) 233-3567

Works with other organizations to help meet human needs in the community without discrimination
Provides infant, pre-school and school age child care for students and working families on a sliding fee scale

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

YWCA Ames-ISU - (515) 294-1663

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all