Basic Needs

United Way of the River Cities fights for the basic needs of every person in our community.

By forging partnerships, by mobilizing both human and financial resources, and by inspiring people to join us to create solutions, we support a foundation of safety net services that provide these basic needs:

Food | Clothing | Safe shelter | Personal care items | Healthcare | Medication | Utilities/rent assistance

The Big Cover Up

United Way of the River Cities engages high school students to join the fight for the basic needs of other youth.

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Lawrence County 2-1-1

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, trained specialists are on hand to provide detailed information about local programs for basic needs and beyond.

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FamilyWize is a free prescription discount card that can save you hundreds of dollars on the medications you need.

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Basic Needs Funded Partners

Safe shelter for individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence

Shelter, benefits assistance, and healthcare for people experiencing homelessness

Food assistance for Lawrence County school children over weekends and holidays

Hygiene supplies and infant essentials

Food assistance for school children over weekends and holidays; Also stocks a family food pantry at Lincoln County High School

Food pantry serving Lawrence County, OH

Meal program for vulnerable individuals and families

Disaster relief and assistance in Lawrence County, OH

United We Fight. United We Win.