United Way of Story County (UWSC) is a strategic leader in building county-wide partnerships. We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.
We fund programs that focus on:
- Basic/emergency needs met
- Movement toward self-sufficiency
Result 1: Access to Basic Needs
FINANCIAL STABILITY: How United Way of Story County Helps
Creating the strongest community possible requires individuals and families in need to have their basic needs met. This includes a safe place to live and access to food. Sadly, these are not realities for all of our neighbors. UWSC invests in programs and organizes projects to help families become financially stable.
Identifying and Meeting Transportation Needs
Human service providers identify lack of transportation as one of the leading barriers countywide in their clients' ability to overcome challenges. UWSC is collaborating with local community partners on programs that address the transportation barrier. A Transportation Collaboration, facilitated by UWSC, meets quarterly to discuss progress on these issues. For more information about transportation options, view the Story County Transportation brochure.
Ames Ford Lincoln has partnered with UWSC to bring Wheels for Work to Story County. Ames Ford Lincoln accepts donated vehicles into the program to be given a safety inspection and repaired to donate to a family in need of a vehicle. Find out how to donate or apply to receive a vehicle.