The Safety Net


Stabilizing individuals and families during times of crisis is absolutely critical in the delivery of our mission to help our community's households thrive.

It’s difficult to talk to someone about going back to school or preparing a household budget when they're worried about where their children will sleep tonight or whether there will be enough food to eat. In some cases, it’s vital to stabilize individuals and families with emergency food, shelter, clothing, and other essentials before we can begin working on improving their education, financial stability, and health. 

United Way's safety net strategies for individuals and families in LaPorte County are focused around meeting basic needs and  fostering independence when faced with unexpected life challenges and times of crisis. We take a holistic approach to helping people move toward prosperity by creating opportunities and removing barriers. We support local partners who are providing basic human needs such as access to healthy food, a safe place to live, shelter from violence, and a solid platform from which our neighbors in need can focus on long term goals.

When we join together in times of crisis, we can empower all our neighbors to live healthy, prosperous lives. That is how we LIVE UNITED.

My United Way 2-1-1 connects residents in 19 northern Indiana counties with comprehensive and up-to-date information about social, health, and government services.

Instead of making multiple calls that often leading to dead ends, you can dial 2-1-1 seven days a week, 24 hours a day and talk to a live phone counselor or browse online to find the help you need.

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