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.



Please view this regularly updated list of resources if you are looking for assistance regarding the impacts of the pandemic.

Able Up Iowa- (515) 292-2972

Empowers Iowans with disabilities, their families, and the aging to achieve and maintain independence through lending, education, and advancing.

All Aboard for Kids - (515) 290-5349

Promotes broad community support for the children and families who are impacted by autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.


American Red Cross - (515) 246-6305

Helps local families in times of disasters; serves military personnel and their families; gives training in CPR, first aid, AED, 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 housing for abused women and families as well as crisis counseling and other services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
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.

The Bridge Home - (515) 232-8075

Provides an emergency shelter and meals to temporarily assist families and adults that struggle with homelessness.

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

Provides great programming when youth are out of school, especially during school breaks. Camp Fire programs help boys and girls grow into responsible individuals and develop sound values through the guidance of adult leaders in an outdoor setting.
Provides probation services for first time and low risk criminal offenders

Central Iowa RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) - (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 manages a Volunteer Driver Transportation Program (enlisting volunteer drives to provide Story County residents with safe and reliable transportation to and from essential services), and Volunteer Management for Emergencies (natural disasters, public health, and safety emergencies) 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.

The Community Academy - (515) 442-0955

Develops and offers year-round, community-based, extracurricular programming that meets the needs of youth in our community.

Eyerly Ball - (515) 598-3300

Focuses on the specific mental health needs of clients by helping them to identify their issues, set realistic goals, and take the necessary steps to help achieve their goals.

Friendship Ark Homes - (515) 292-9556

Community that provides homes and community supports for adults with intellectual disabilities helping them reach their fullest potential through faith, family, and friendship.

Friends of CASA - (515) 281-7299

Court Appointed Special Advocates, appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children.
Offers group activities designed to help girls have fun while learning to use resources wisely and to become good citizens. Builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Provides emergency rent and utility assistance to prevent homelessness or disconnection. Helps with the purchase of healthy foods and gas vouchers to address transportation needs. 

Heartland of Story County - (515) 233-2906

Provides services to seniors (age 60+) in the program areas of adult day care, nutrition (congregate and home delivered meals), outreach, and activities.
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, crisis child care; residential treatment for children; mental health assessments and in-home mental health services; parent education

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 for people with low income, including a dental clinic, family development, emergency food, and WIC
Provides support, education, 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.

The Salvation Army - (515) 233-3567

Provides an array of services for all residents of Story County including food pantry, fresh seasonal produce, personal care items, diapers/wipes, homelessness prevention assistance, Representative Payee Program, and emergency disaster services.

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.  
Provides infant, preschool, before/after school care, and summer school age 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

Offers programs designed to empower women and girls and to eliminate racism.