Funded Programs

Health | Education | Income | United Way Initiatives 

Almost Home

1276 White St. Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.495.1052 |

Many people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs never become homeless, but people who are poor and addicted are clearly at risk for incarceration and homelessness; some are fighting brain health issues as well, ALL need a safe, non-judgmental, and structured environment with someone to facilitate their journey to recovery; Almost Home @ St. John’s provides that environment and that linkage to services.

Funded Program: Utilization of Almost Home in Jail Diversion & Dual-Diagnosed Brain Health and Recovery Populations


Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque

1299 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001 | Office 563.582.4122 | Program Center | 563.585.0599 |

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque addresses local food insecurity by serving over 30,000 nutritious meals and snacks based on USDA guidelines to area low-income youth annually.

Funded Program: Meal & Nutrition/Education Program


Catholic Charities

1229 Mt. Loretta, Dubuque, IA 52003 | 563.588.0558 | Toll-Free 800.772.2758 |

Catholic Charities provides access to affordable and professional Brain Health Counseling services for individuals, couples, children, and families who are having difficulty coping with daily struggles and are available to anyone in need, regardless of faith, background, or inability to pay.

Funded Program: Brain Health Counseling


Crescent Community Health Center

1690 Elm St, Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.690.2850 |

The Dubuque Pacific Islander Health Project, a program of Crescent Community Health Center, connects Marshall Islanders, Pohnpeians, and other Pacific Islanders living in the Dubuque area with vitally needed health services by establishing trust, overcoming cultural and language barriers, and easing financial and healthcare access obstacles.

Funded Program: Dubuque Pacific Islander Health Project


Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA

35 N Booth St, Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.556.3371 |

The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA's Victim Services Shelter empowers and advocates for all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking who need safety at our shelter, also, we seek to create an educated community that supports and participates in securing a person's right to a life free from violence.

Funded Program: Victim Services Shelter


Friends of Iowa CASA & FCRB

321 E 12th Street, 4th Floor Lucas Building, Des Moines, IA 50319 | 563.599.0660 |

The programs and activities of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) programs engage community volunteers, as officers of the court, to monitor, report on and advocate for the best interests of thousands of children in Iowa who are currently under the juvenile court's jurisdiction due to abuse and neglect.

Funded Program: CASA Program Expansion and FCRB Facilitation


Mindful Minutes for Schools

416 Raymond Place Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.542.1168 |

Mindful Minutes for Schools, in partnership with Challenge to Change Kids Yoga and the Dubuque Community School District are committed to providing opportunities to foster physical and emotional health for middle school students through the practices of yoga and mindfulness.

Funded Program: Yoga in the Schools - Middle School Project


Regional Transit Authority

7600 Commerce Park Dubuque, IA 52002 | 563.690.5761 |

Rides for Wellness is a voucher system and fund to draw from to provide transportation for individuals and families who cannot afford the normal fare for rides to their wellness activities

Funded Program: Rides to Wellness


Riverview Center

1789 Elm Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.557.0310 | 11358 Industrial Park Drive Suite 2, Galena 61036 | 815.777.8155 |

Through the generosity of the United Way of the Dubuque Area Tri-States, Riverview Center now has a sexual assault therapist providing free therapy services for Allamakee, Clayton, and Fayette Counties, using research-based modalities studied specifically for their effectiveness for sexual abuse survivors to address the root causes of a multitude of negative outcomes from this traumatic crime, including help with negative coping behaviors to support their long-term health, wellness, & safety.

Funded Program: Therapy Services


Substance Abuse Service Center

799 Main St. #110, Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.582.3784 |

Identifies and provides services to the high-risk youth population who are using, or at risk of using alcohol and other drugs; and/or impacted by their parents, sibling and/or friends' substance use.

Funded Program: High-Risk Youth Services




Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council

350 W 6th St. #236, Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.582.8804 |

The Tech WORKS program is a high school program for students interested in building a foundation for a career in advanced manufacturing, construction, diesel mechanics or engineering.

Funded Program: Tech WORKS Program


Dubuque Dream Center

1600 White St, Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.845.7591 |

Dubuque Dream Center “In Your Life Mentoring” -- connecting caring adults to impact academic outcomes and character development of at-risk and underserved youth.

Funded Program: School Connector/Mentor


Dubuque Humane Society

4242 Chavenelle Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002 | 563.582.6766 |

The Dubuque Regional Humane Society has partnered with Two-by-Two Character Development to create an engaging curriculum (multiple character-building games, crafts, financial literacy, and animal socialization) for our Humane Education program that is brimming with positive circumstances to build capable, successful learners filled with knowledge, self-determination, cooperation strategies, and most of all empathy.

Funded Program: Humane Education


Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools

700 Locust St. Suite #195, Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.588.2700 |

The Dubuque Community School District will begin training teachers and all those who work with children in the area of Personal Empowerment, a social-emotional learning program; these skills will focus on improved self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making to help create and support healthy learning communities.

Funded Program: Personal Empowerment


Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois

2644 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.583.9169 |

Girl Scouts is an enriching all-girl, girl-led program that aids in academic achievement and social-emotional development by engaging girls in challenging and experiential activities, projects, and events all focused on building leadership and character.

Funded Program: Leadership and Character Building for Dubuque Area Girl Scouts


Helping Services for Youth & Families

805 E Main St., Decorah, IA 52101 | 563.387.1720 |

Youth Mentoring at Helping Services connects a youth living in Delaware County with a responsible adult to form a healthy friendship, helping youth aspire to achieve their fullest potential.

Funded Program: Youth Mentoring


Hillcrest Family Services

2005 Asbury Rd. Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.583.7357 |

Mentor Dubuque creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships between youth facing challenges and caring adults to positively impact lives.

Funded Program: Mentor Dubuque


St. Mark Youth Enrichment

1201 Locust St. Dubuque, IA  52001 | 563.582.6211 |

United Way partners with St. Mark to address the growing social-emotional needs and broadens access for vulnerable students to obtain skills for academic achievement, setting them up for a lifetime of success.

Funded Program: Social-Emotional Programming


Steeple Square

101 E 15th St. Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.235.3584 |

The Marita Theisen Childcare Center at Steeple Square provides critical early care, mentoring, and age-based curriculum programming for low-income children ages 0-5 to better prepare them for school and life success.

Funded Program: Marita Theisen Childcare Center


The Workshop

706 S W St., Galena, IL 61036 | 815.777.2211 |

The Workshop in Galena, Illinois provides adults with disabilities with paid work, social opportunities, enhancement of daily living skills, adaptive behavior, and capacity for independent living

Funded Program: Comprehensive Vocational/Educational Training Program


Two by Two Character Development

470 W 4th St. Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.513.0059 |

Two by Two's Kindhearted Kids Programs are unique, research-based character and humane education programs designed to instill lifelong social-emotional skills and values into second grade and fourth students by incorporating animals into the curriculum, teaching them Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, Cooperation, Perseverance, and Citizenship through the course of the 5- lesson programs.

Funded Program: Kindhearted Kids Programming



American Red Cross

2400 Asbury Rd. Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.583.6451 |

The American Red Cross focuses on providing safe shelter, food, emotional support, emergency relief supplies, recovery assistance, and basic mental health services in the community during times of disaster.

Funded Program: Disaster Services


Cedar Valley Friends of the Family

3835 W 9th St. Waterloo, IA 50702 | 319.352.1108 |

Friends of the Family provides safe shelter and rapid rehousing services to victims of violent crime, including victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other violent crime.

Funded Program: Housing Stability


Community Solutions of Eastern Iowa

7600 Commerce Park Dubuque, IA  52002 | 563.556.4166 |

Community Solutions of Eastern Iowa is committed to supporting those who are homeless in our communities by focusing first on housing and then developing a client-centered support system that will ensure stable housing long term.

Funded Program: Housing and Homeless Solutions for Eastern Iowa


Dubuque Area Labor Harvest

423 W Locust St. Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.583.3933 |

Through volunteer efforts, DALH provides food security to the elderly, disabled, unemployed, and underemployed citizens of the Dubuque Area.

Funded Program: Food Giveaways & Hot Breakfasts


Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association

660 Iowa St. Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.556.6200 |

The VNA’s Representative Payee Program provides individuals enrolled in Social Security Disability with a payee coordinator to oversee financial control of their funds to ensure individuals have access to basic necessities and provide enhanced community support to improve their quality of life.

Funded Program: Representative Payee Program


Fountain of Youth Program

220 W 7th St. Dubuque, IA 52001 | 563.587.8316 |

The Fountain of Youth strives to change the Mindsets that contribute to generational poverty and through the Partners In Change Program, participants will develop success plans related to education, financial literacy, knowledge of self and others, health and wellness, citizenship, basic life skills or career success.

Funded Program: Partners In Change


Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Inc.

1515 Hawkeye Drive, Hiawatha, IA 52233 | 319.393.7811 |

HACAP’s Regional Housing program addresses the need for homeless households in the community to obtain and maintain permanent housing by collaborating with community social service providers, local landlords, and other local partners.

Funded Program: HACAP Regional Housing


Iowa Legal Aid

799 Main St. #280 | 563.588.4653 |

They help promote financial independence and stable families by ensuring low-income people have a stable income, safe and sustainable housing, and the ability to gain complete autonomy from an abusive domestic partner

Funded Program: Financial Stability Program


Opening Doors

2100 Asbury Road Suite 8 | 563.582.7480 |

Opening Doors offers hospitality and opportunity to women, alone or with children, who need emergency/transitional or permanent supportive housing and related support services

Funded Program: Teresa Shelter


The Salvation Army

1099 Iowa Street | 563.556.1573 |

The Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry addresses food insecurity by providing nutritious and filling meals to families and individuals.

Funded Program: Emergency Food Pantry


United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States Initiatives

215 W. 6th St, Dubuque 52001 | 563.588.1415 |

2-1-1 provides a 24/7 hotline for referrals and resources within Delaware, Dubuque, and Jackson counties. Referrals are done by trained and certified Information and Referral Specialists.

Sprout Into Reading is run by Women United, an affinity group of United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States. They target low-income youth ages birth to five and focus on the direct distribution of books to these children through strategic partnerships.

Funded Initiatives: 2-1-1 Information & Referral; Sprout Into Reading