United Way Bay Area works with multi-sector partners to provide individuals and families with support to afford and access food and healthcare.
Bay Area individuals and families struggle to afford and access basic needs like shelter, food and healthcare.
More than 4 in 10 Bay Area residents experience material hardship over the year
A family of four (two working adults, one school-age child, one infant) would have to bring in $110,366 to make ends meet
Of Bay Area residents can’t pay their bills at least once during any given year
Of Bay Area residents live below the Real Cost Measure, the amount of income required to meet basic needs
Our Basic Needs programs, partnerships, and policy work, support people in our community to meet their basic needs.
A free, vital service that connects callers with health and human services (food, shelter, child care, legal services)211 Bay Area
Helps struggling Bay Area residents access basic needs such as food, shelter, rent/mortgage payments, and utility bill assistanceEmergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP)
Assistance for families and individuals recovering from emergency situationsEmergency Assistance Network (EAN)
We partner with local labor councils in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Contra Costa counties to share the common goal of an equitable Bay AreaLabor Partnership
meals provided to those who are hungry in the Bay Area through our Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding.
Santa Clara residents received help with basic needs like food, housing and financial education through the Emergency Assistance Network.
211 callers connected with essential community services to help them recover from crisis, find a local food pantry, or access rent help.