Basic Needs

Basic Needs


Our programs work to stabilize individuals and families by lifting people out of their circumstances.

Strategies for Achieving Impact

Immediate Relief of Basic Needs

Capital Area United Way will invest in programs that provide temporary food assistance, emergency shelter, clothing, and disaster response services to individuals in an immediate crisis situation.  These services are meant to be time limited to one time assistance or 1-14 day assistance.

Short-Term Specialized Assistance

Capital Area United Way will invest in programs that provide financial assistance, legal assistance and emotional support to individuals in a unique situation such as a medical diagnosis or domestic violence.  These services may span a number of months or years, are not permanent in nature, and they are meant as time-limited assistance.

Long-Term Support Services

Capital Area United Way will invest in programs that provide ongoing nutritional assistance, wellness education, respite care, and community inclusion/socialization to individuals in a permament situation that requires continued care and assistance.  These services are comprehensive in nature and include, but are not limited to, the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with terminal diagnoses.

Metrics for Success

Each program funded under these strategies will report metrics based on the results based accountability framework.  The framework answers the following questions in each category:

How much did we do?

How well did we do it?

How many are better off?

How are they better off?

Click here to download the RBA frameworks for Basic Needs.