Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Our Impact on Essentials

With your support, we work with member agencies and community partners to bring lasting change to our community. We focus our efforts on the building blocks that will improve people’s lives -- we call them the 3Es: Education, Earnings, and Essentials.

We help individuals and families meet their basic needs by funding and participating in programs that provide access to:

  • Sufficient food
  • A stable place to live
  • Health care and wellness
  • Crisis management skills.

          We lead or support several Essentials efforts:

Need help? Dial 2-1-1. Individuals needing food, housing, employment, child care, health care, counseling, or senior services are able to call 2-1-1 for immediate assistance, 24/7. Read more >>

Health Care Coverage
United Way of Monroe County is helping local residents locate affordable health care and health care coverage. Having health insurance is an important way to avoid a financial crisis and, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all U.S. residents are required to have health care coverage. This might include insurance you have through your employer or through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), Hoosier Healthwise, or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Not having health coverage can result in a federal tax penalty. Read more >>

ACHIEVE's goal is to ensure easy access to healthy, active lifestyles throughout the community. Committees are currently implementing plans in schools, worksites, healthcare, community institutions, and the community-at-large. Read more >>

Community Organizations Active in Disaster for Monroe County (MoCOAD)
Community Organizations Active in Disaster for Monroe County (MoCOAD) helps people rebuild after a community disaster. The MoCOAD network is composed of representatives from business, faith groups, local government, and non-profit agencies. Read more >>

Stamp Out Hunger - National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive
The Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is a nationwide event. Read more >>

FamilyWize Discount Prescription Program
The FamilyWize program reduces the cost of medicine for families and individuals with or without prescription drug coverage through a partnership with 61,000 pharmacies nationwide. Read more >>

Grant Allocations to Member Agencies
Many of our certified member agencies work to ensure that individuals in our community are meeting their basic needs. We are proud to award funding to these organizations. Read more >>

Would you like to help ensure our community members have their basic needs met?

Please consider donating to the Community Action Fund.


  • Born Learning
  • Financial Stability Alliance
  • Monroe Smart Start
  • Familywize Discount Prescription Card
  • Bank On Bloomington