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United Way’s support during COVID-19

Our United Way's COVID-19 Response will support organizations that are providing resources right now to community members impacted by this crisis.

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FOR NEARLY 100 YEARS, UNITED WAY AND OUR COMMUNITY IN ST. LOUIS AND ILLINOIS HAVE RISEN TO THE CHALLENGE TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED.

THIS TIME IS NO DIFFERENT. WE ARE STRONGER AND BETTER TOGETHER.

 

How We Are Supporting Our Community

 

United Way is here to help through the uncertainty and times ahead. Through United Way 2-1-1 and the coordination with more than 30,000 programs and services across Missouri and Southwest Illinois, we are on the front lines to determine where resources are most needed.

 

We are here to connect you to resources. Whether it’s responding to calls about mental health and trauma counseling, a family that needs help with emergency rent and utilities, or answering COVID-19 health questions – we are here.

 

United Way 2-1-1 has answered over 25,478 calls since March 12 -- almost five times higher than this time last year.

 

As unemployment rises and kids will now be out of school through summer, we expect these requests will only continue to increase. And we will be here to answer your call.

 

Without this critical service, thousands of neighbors would have nowhere to turn.

 

With your support, we can continue connecting our neighbors to the resources they need.

COVID-19 Response Timeline

Read about how United Way has responded during this unprecedented crisis.

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Where to Turn

 

Missouri residents: For general questions about COVID-19 and Missouri’s response, contact 877.435.8411 or visit health.mo.gov

 

Illinois residents: For general questions about COVID-19 and Illinois’ response, contact 1.800.889.3931 or visit dph.illinois.gov

 

Individuals and families: If you’re looking for available resources visit 211helps.org or dial 2-1-1 (1.800.427.4626) to get connected to a trained specialist 24/7. United Way 2-1-1 will be keeping an ongoing list of resources as they become available.

 

We encourage you to review these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control for reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection for yourselves and others.

 

United Way 2-1-1 is updating their page with local reliable resources every single day.

 
     

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How To Help Now


Find COVID-19 and virtual volunteer opportunities. Our Volunteer Center is updating their site regularly as they coordinate with local nonprofits. Sign up to receive email alerts about emergency volunteer opportunities as they arise.

Share reliable resources. Our United Way 2-1-1 site will continue to add reliable local resources that you can share with your network.

If your company is looking for a way to get involved, please contact Dorianne Vogt.

Follow us on social @unitedwaystl for COVID-19 updates, resources and more ways United Way is helping our community.

Our management team is closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 in our region and across the nation to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and the people we serve. We will update this page as new information is available.