COVID-19 Community Resources

United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States is committed to ensuring that our region's most vulnerable families have the support they need to weather the short and long term impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). If you need help, find out what to do here.

211 COVID-19 Hotline | Local Resources | Helpful Links | Community Disaster Relief Fund | How to Volunteer
211 COVID-19 Hotline


There may be a time that you or someone you know needs help, but don’t know exactly what kind of assistance is available – let alone how to access it. 211 can assist by help clarify your personal situation and then utilize an extensive up-to-date database to determine the best resource(s) for you. 211 is where you go when you don’t know where to turn for help, acting as a single point of contact to thousands of social service programs. 

211 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Iowa and Nebraska residents to health and human service programs, community services, disaster services, and governmental programs. 211 is a one-stop source of information for people looking for services.

Assistance is available in multiple languages, and services are accessible to people with disabilities. Languages can be assisted with the use of our Language Line translation service that can translate 150 languages.

Call the COVID-19 Hotline by dialing 2-1-1 from a landline or 800-244-7431 from a cell phone

Visit 2-1-1- Website or download the app

Search by resources here:

2-1-1 is available 24/7. Everything is completely confidential. 

Local Resources

Dubuque Resource Guide


Food & Necessities in Dubuque


Iowa Workforce Development

How to Apply for Unemployment

Brain Health Supports

For Optometrists

For Long Term Care Providers

For free mental health coaching sessions

For Dentists

For Childcare Providers

Helpful Links

Visit these links for accurate and up-to-date information:

Centers for Disease Control

Iowa Department of Public Health

U.S. PIRG Guide to Help Consumers Pay Bills

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Application Extended to May 31, 2020: Information

100+ Things to Do While Social Distancing

COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub

COVID-19 Teleconferencing Resources for Home Visitors

Guide to Coronavirus for Cancer Patients

COVID-19 DHS Resources

COVID-19 and Mesothelioma Cancer

60 Digital Resources for Mental Health

Community Disaster Relief Fund

As our community and its most vulnerable populations face the effects of COVID-19, this fund provides an opportunity for the public to give with the reassurance their donations will be deployed where they are most needed and to adapt to evolving needs, particularly those not being met by existing nonprofit, local, state and federal programs. 

The fund will use an efficient grant process to ensure dollars quickly reach nonprofits working with vulnerable populations.

The fund was created in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and other local nonprofit and philanthropic organizations that have focused over the last year on developing a collective strategy for charitable giving during times of crisis.

If you would like to donate to the COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund, you can do so here:

How to Volunteer

Now more than ever it is important to come together and help each other. If you are interested in volunteering, visit our Volunteer Dubuque Portal: