United for Basic Needs

Over 18% of families in our region are living in poverty.

United Way of the Bluegrass fights to ensure that basic needs, injustices, inequities, lack of resources and other obstacles and barriers are addressed in ways that move families in Central Kentucky forward, not hold them back.

The Power of a Dollar:
$120 can provide basic needs like shelter, food, medical assistance and emergency financial assistance to one family.


Partner Agencies Supporting Basic Needs
99 For 1 International Ministries
American Red Cross, Bluegrass Chapter
Ampersand (formerly Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center)
Arbor Youth Services formerly M.A.S.H.
Bluegrass Community Action Partnership
Bluegrass Council of the Blind, Inc.
CASA of Madison County
CASA of the Bluegrass
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington
Clark County Community Services, Inc.
Clark County Homeless Coalition
D.O.V.E.S. of Gateway, Inc.
Elizabeth's Village
Faith Feeds of Kentucky, Inc. dba GleanKY
Food Pantry for Woodford County, Inc. (FPWC)
Gathering Place Mission God's Outreach Madison County
Food Bank Kentucky River
Foothills Development Council, Inc.
Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky
Lamp and Light Ministries Inc
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
Lexington Woman's Club Clothing Center
Mission Lexington
NewSong Counseling Center, Inc.
Nursing Home
Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass
Post Clinic, Inc.
Scott United Ministries - Amen House
Shepherd's House
Sterling Community Food Coalition
The Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter, INC
The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families
The Salvation Army
Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County
Woodford County Woman's Club "Coats and Shoes for Kids"