United Way’s Response to COVID-19

Updated May 4, 2020

Learn more about United Way’s partnership with Waco Foundation and the establishment of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This fund supports local individuals and families in need of housing, food, utilities, and childcare assistance. One hundred percent of COVID-19 Community Response Fund donations will go to individuals and families in need. 

Local Resources:

If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services dial 2-1-1 to speak to someone directly. The help line is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Information and Referral Specialists with multi-lingual capabilities.

National Resources:

If you have questions or would like more information about this content, contact the DSHS COVID‑19 Call Center: 1-877-570-9779; Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday


LAST YEAR IN MCLENNAN COUNTY. UNITED WAY FUNDED PARTNER PROGRAMS PROVIDED:
20,549
low-income children access to
Early Childhood Education
classes and quality afterschool and summer programs
33,753
low/uninsured families with access to
Medical Screenings and Health Exams
as well as prescription assistance and other therapy needs
150,498
children, adults, and families with
Meals and Bags of Groceries
over 46,000 eligible children, adults and families
4,602
low-income pregnant girls and women
Pregnancy Related Care Needs
including prenatal care, resource assistance, and parenting classes
22,344
families and individuals with
Family and Domestic Violence Care
including access to shelters, resource counseling, and case management