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. 


All Aboard for Kids

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-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


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 shelter 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.


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


Center for Creative Justice (CCJ) - (515) 292-3820

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


Emergency Residence Project (ERP) - (515) 232-8075

Provides an emergency shelter and meals to temporarily assist homeless families and single adults


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.


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


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. 


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


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

Provides public transit to all citizens of Story County


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


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


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


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


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 child care for families in the Maxwell-Collins area


The Salvation Army - (515) 233-3567

Works with other organizations to help meet human needs in the community without discrimination


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


Volunteer Center of Story County - (515) 268-5323

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 Ames-ISU - (515) 294-1663

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