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United Way of the Bluegrass tackles the most pressing issues facing our communities today. We address basic needs, injustices, lack of resources and other barriers to help more Central Kentuckians succeed and move forward.



$120 can provide basic needs like shelter, food, medical and emergency financial assistance to one family.

Basic Needs Support in Action:

Beth was a survivor of domestic violence and was being physically abused on a daily basis. She came to The Salvation Army for safety when she had nowhere else to turn. Beth was evaluated by the Social Services team and matched with services to meet her individual needs. She was assigned to an individual social worker who helped her develop an action plan that would move her toward an independent future. She attended life skills and job-seeking classes to prepare for the rest of her life outside of her abusive situation, while having a safe place to live and her basic needs met. After much hard work toward her goals, Beth recently moved to her new apartment and now is saving for a car.


2-1-1 is a contact center connecting you with resources to support basic needs, education and financial stability. If you aren’t sure where to start, we suggest contacting 2-1-1. Learn more here.

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