Basic Needs

Responding to Crisis


United Way of Central Missouri provides a safety net to support crisis and intervention services, including 
  • Basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing.
  • Emergency/Disaster services.
  • Health & safety training.
  • Personal safety services for individuals/families that face threats to their immediate well-being.


United Way of Central Missouri in Action in 2016…

  • Over 7,300 people in emergency situations were given food, shelter, clothing, and/or utility assistance through Salvation Army.
  • Over 5 million pounds of food were distributed to families in need through The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
  • 1,304 individuals received nights of lodging and safe shelter at Rape & Abuse Crisis Service to protect them from domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking
  • 116 families were assisted with disaster relief and services to the Armed Forces through the American Red Cross. Over 1,500 individuals were trained in health & safety training.
  • 817 children have a safe place to go after school with the Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City.