Basic Needs

Basic Needs

Our Goal

Heart of Missouri United Way invests in services for families and individuals experiencing times of need and seeks to empower them to improve their future.

Our Targets

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

FAQs about Basic Needs funding

What is the term of Basic Needs funding?

The next opportunity to apply for Basic Needs funding will be 2020. Please see the Funding Cycle Chart for more details.

What local agencies are funded in Basic Needs?

Columbia Housing Authority Low-Income Services, Inc.
First Chance for Children
Harvest House
Heart of Missouri CASA
Love INC
Mid-Missouri Legal Services
Rainbow House
Services for Independent Living (SIL)

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
The Salvation Army
True North of Columbia
Turning Point at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church
Voluntary Action Center


Click here for a complete list of all Heart of Missouri United Way funded agencies.