Our community deserves to be healthy and strong. United Way's funding priorities include:

  • Vulnerable populations engage in behaviors that support their health and wellness.
  • Vulnerable populations obtain needed physical and mental health care and services.

United Way funds the following health programs and initiatives:

Before & After School / Cool School:
Dubuque Community YMCA / YWCA

Provides youth & their families with a quality child care option that is convenient & affordable.

Cub & Boy Scout Advancement:
Northeast Iowa Council of Boy Scouts

Assists boys in acquiring the skills needed to build physical & emotional growth by learning physical skills, social skills and self-reliance.

United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States

Empowers people with the information and tools they need to make smart decisions about purchasing their prescription medication will lead to stronger and healthier communities.

Foster Grandparent Program:
Project Concern

Provides the opportunity for limited-income seniors to work as one-on-one mentors to children with special needs in elementary schools, early education centers, & summer learning programs.

Homeless Prevention:
Project Concern

Helps move individuals & families who are homeless towards stable housing & maximum self-sufficiency while providing supportive services.

High-Risk Youth Program:
Substance Abuse Services Center

Identifies & provides services to the high-risk youth population who are using or at risk of using alcohol & other drugs.

Jail & Prison Ministry:
Catholic Charities

Provides mentoring & support to individuals being released from jails & prisons to assist them in positive re-entry into family & community life through achievement of self-sufficiency & reduction of recidivism.

Leadership & Character Building:
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois

Provides girls in grades K-12 with the opportunity to develop their leadership & character by teaching them important life skills & positive values.

Maria House:
Opening Doors

Provides a transitional housing program for woman and children that assists woman in setting up & accomplishing individualized goals.

Meal & Educations Program:
Boys & Girls Club

Provides a nutritionally balanced lunch or evening meal & also teaches members how to prepare a nutritional snack.

Mental Health Counseling:

Catholic Charities

Hillcrest Family Services

Provides professional counseling for individuals, couples, children and families experiencing various social, emotional, and interpersonal struggles.

Mentor Dubuque:
Hillcrest Family Services

Creates & supports one-on-one mentoring relationships between youth facing challenges & caring adults to positively impact lives.

Pre-School & Early Childhood Childcare:
Dubuque Community YMCA / YWCA

Provides State Licensed Preschool & child care to nurture the development of each child & ensure their readiness & success in Kindergarten, elementary school, & beyond.

Scouting for Food:
Northeast Iowa Council of Boy Scouts

Provides service to the community with a variety of projects including food drives and playground cleanups.

Northeast Iowa Council of Boys Scouts

Offers real solutions to problems to problem by helping at-risk boys improve behavior, learn important life skills and engage in community minded service.

Senior Program:
Salvation Army
The Workshop

Serves individuals with disabilities by providing them with stimulating activities to keep them mentally & physically active as they transition out of traditional vocational programs.

Teresa Shelter:
Opening Doors

Provides woman & children with an emergency shelter and extended stay program focusing on immediate needs and individualized goal plans.

Victim Services Shelter:
Dubuque Community YMCA / YWCA

Provides the specific type of security & restoration services victims need when they are in danger.

Violence Prevention Education:
Riverview Center

Provides free, compassionate, client-centered prevention & intervention services for individuals affected by sexual & domestic violence.