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.
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: https://www.211iowa.org/search-for-resources/
2-1-1 is available 24/7. Everything is completely confidential.
Visit these links for accurate and up-to-date information:
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Application Extended to May 31, 2020: Information
Funds raised as of March 24, 2020: $551,110
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: https://www.dbqfoundation.org/drf
Now more than ever it is important to come together and help each other. If you are interested in volunteering, visit our Get Connected Volunteer Portal: