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.
Summer day camp for elementary, middle school, and kids on the autism spectrum in grades 1-8; fun, education-based enrichment opportunities
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
Offers a wide variety of supports and services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families
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.
Helps boys and girls grow into responsible individuals and develop sound values through the guidance of adult volunteers
Provides probation services for adult offenders
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
Provides and promotes comprehensive family centered services and supports that enable children with special health care needs to live at home with their families
Provides an emergency shelter and meals to temporarily assist homeless families and single adults
Provides a structure for the efficient and effective delivery of community based psycho-social services that are responsive to community needs
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.
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
Helps Iowans with disabilities and the aging achieve and maintain independence through micro lending and financial coaching programs statewide.
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
Provides services to persons with disabilities which are designed to enhance opportunities, create success, and fulfill dreams
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
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 child care for families in the Maxwell-Collins area
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
Inspires, educates and mobilizes volunteers to address community needs in Story County
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 is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all