Mile High United Way's physical office is currently closed, but all of our services including 2-1-1 will be running at full capacity. Please dial 2-1-1 to reach our community resource center.

Creating Economic Opportunity for All

Ensuring people can meet their basic needs and have opportunities to move toward economic success.

The increasing cost of living in our community is forcing families to make hard decisions.

Diapers or child care? Mortgage or medicine? An unexpected expense of $400 can move a family from self-sufficiency to financial emergency.*

*Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Report on Economic Well-being of U.S. Households in 2015

The Hard Truth

300,000

People in our community live in poverty1

13%

Or nearly 166,000 children in Colorado are living in poverty2

$25,100

The annual income of a family of four living at the Federal Poverty Level3

$17,800

The average yearly cost of child care for children under age 6

1. 100% Federal Poverty Level, 2011-2015 American Community Survey S1701 U.S. Census

2. Colorado Children's Campaign KidsCount in Colorado, 2018

3. 2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines (income based on family of four with one preschool-aged child and one school-aged child)

How We Create Opportunity

2-1-1 Help Center

A statewide community resource connecting individuals and families to critical resources including food, shelter, rental assistance, childcare, and more.

United for Business

Strengthening under-resourced communities by focusing on economic stability and mobility for businesses and startups - with an emphasis on women- and minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.

Strategic Investment Grants

Partnering with local agencies focused on helping people with their basic needs and reaching financial stability.

Help ensure our neighbors are able to meet their basic needs.

Give

When you invest in Mile High United Way, you are ensuring people in our community have their basic needs met and the opportunity to move toward economic success.

Volunteer

Volunteering can be a fun and deeply rewarding experience where you can make immediate and lasting change by improving lives and building a stronger community.

Helping Local Businesses Thrive During the Pandemic

Mile High United Way is providing small business support to help local business owners, like Brittney and Joslyn of FIT & NU, adapt and thrive amid the pandemic.

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Angellynne: One Call Changed Everything

"No matter how many times I called for help, Mile High United Way was there for me,” said Angellynne.

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A Chance for a Fresh Start

"I’m surprised by the amount of resources we had right in our own backyard that I couldn’t locate on my own.”

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Providing for Her Family

"2-1-1 is able to give more direct answers and I know the services are reputable,” Candace recalled.

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