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The health and safety of our community is United Way’s top priority. As schools and businesses continue to shut down in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, many children and families are left wondering how they’ll cover basic needs such as rent, mortgage, childcare, and food.
Our main focus during this time is to ensure economically vulnerable Utahns have the help they need to weather this storm. In response, United Ways of Utah are working together to support our community and alleviate some of the economic impact many Utah families are facing.
The Utah COVID-19 Community Response Fund supports organizations working with individuals who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus, and the potentially devastating economic consequences of the outbreak on low-income families and individuals. It is designed to expand local nonprofit organizations’ capacity to address the economic impact on our communities’ most vulnerable citizens.
The fund will support programs and services including:
• Rent and mortgage assistance
• Crisis nurseries and childcare
• Healthcare services for under/uninsured
• 211 Information and Referral
Click here for more information on how the funds are distributed.
With schools and many child care centers closed, the One Utah Child Care program has been created by the state’s Child Care Task Force to provide free, temporary emergency child care options to support these essential employees in the health care and public safety sectors. We need your help providing financial support for these temporary emergency child care centers throughout the state.
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If you are not in a high-risk group and are looking for ways to help, we will be sharing volunteer opportunities that have been deemed high-need from our partners in our latest blog.Find Opportunities
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Utah 211 is an information and referral service with a database of more than 10,000 basic needs services. Individuals can call 211, text their zip code to 898-211, or visit 211utah.org to get connected.