Heart of Missouri United Way addresses the four key targets that contribute to poverty: lack of access to education, health, financial stability and basic needs services.
Heart of Missouri United Way supports crisis and intervention services, which include the following:
- Basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, etc.)
- Personal safety services for individuals and families who face threats to their immediate well-being, including but not limited to domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault
- A coordinated system of information and referral services
Some of the local agencies that provide basic needs to community members and receive funding from United Way are listed below.
Heart of Missouri CASA
Mid-Missouri Legal Services
Services for Independent Living
Sustainable Farms & Communities
The Salvation Army
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
True North of Columbia
Turning Point at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church
Voluntary Action Center