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it is a catalyst in our community. Look around. The need is alive and present.

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What We’re Doing
United Way focuses on education, financial stability, and health because they are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life. Our goal is to build solutions that create positive social change.

We Fight for Housing Stability

Shelter is widely understood as a basic need and protection from external threats. But access to a home is so much more and even directly affects overall health and well-being.

Read more about challenges and strategies for creating housing stability in East Central Iowa.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Report

ACEs are traumatic events that occur before age 19. These ACEs can have a tremendous impact on lifelong mental, behavioral, and physical health. Read about where we are and what we should do as a community.

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Condition of Women Report

The condition of women in our community is a strong prediction of the future of their children. Read about the state of women in our community and how we're responding.

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Our Community
United Way of East Central Iowa’s service area is five counties: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, and Linn counties. We work to understand people we serve at the county, city, and neighborhood level and improve well-being in each area.
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Our Blog
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Read about our first ever Sweeping for Change curling tournament.

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On August 3, WLI hosted its annual Power of the Purse. Read a recap of the event and learn more about WLI.

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In East Central Iowa, housing continues to be the number one need. Learn more about this critical issue.