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.
Ames Community Preschool Center (ACPC) - (515) 233-2901
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.
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
Boys & Girls Clubs 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.
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.
Center for Creative Justice (CCJ) - (515) 292-3820
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.
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. Builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, Inc. - (515) 296-1449
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 Senior Services - (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.
HIRTA (Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency) - (877) 686-0029
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
Lutheran Services in Iowa/Beloit (LSI) - (515) 817-0918
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
NAMI Central Iowa (National Alliance on Mental Illness) - (515) 292-9400
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.
University Community Childcare (UCC) - (515) 294-1691
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.