United Way of Madison County works to ensure safety net and crisis support services are available for individuals and families in times of unexpected challenges and crisis.
While United Way's long-term goal is to help individuals and families to be financially stable, for someone in crisis it is difficult to think about going back to school or preparing a household budget when you're worried about where your children will sleep tonight or whether there will be enough food to eat. It is vital to stabilize individuals and families with emergency food, shelter, clothing, and other essentials before we can begin working on improving their education, financial stability, and health.
To this end, we partner with many local nonprofits, government agencies, healthcare entities and schools to offer programs and resources that provide safety-net services and crisis support services - shelters, food pantries, utility assistance, prescription help, and other exceptional needs.
Partnering organizations include:
- Alexandria Community Center
- Alternatives Inc.
- Anderson Impact Center
- Carrie Mae Hyatt Food Pantry
- Central Indiana Mothers
- Children’s Bureau
- The Christian Center
- Dove Harbor
- First United Methodist Church-Anderson
- George Morrisett Center-Elwood Food Pantry
- Interlocal Community Action Program
- Jane Pauley Community Health Center
- Lafayette Township Trustee
- Lil Miracles
- Madison County Community Health Center
- Mission Point Health
- Nurse Family Partnership
- Operation Love Ministries
- Park Place CHOG Community Center
- Region 3 Migrant Education Program
- Safe Families of Indiana
- St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital
- St.Vincent DePaul
- The Salvation Army
One of the most utilized resources to connect individuals to available help is the United Way-funded resource and referral hotline, 211. 2-1-1 is a free, 24/7 phone and online help hotline that connects those in need to where help is available. 2-1-1 is the direct link between people who need and people who can give help.
When we join together in times of crisis, we can empower all our neighbors to live healthy, financially-stable lives. That is how we LIVE UNITED.