Our Work

Basic Needs

Building Strong Communities

Mile High United Way works to strengthen our community by helping individuals and families meet their basic needs and have opportunities to move toward economic success. Our programs and services ensure everyone in our community has a roof over their head and food on the table, so they can focus on the future and on achieving greater resiliency. 

Our Programs

How We Support Basic Needs

211 Help Center

Through our multilingual and confidential resource center, we connect individuals and families to the resources they need including food, shelter, rental assistance, childcare and more.

Bridging The Gap

We connect young adults (ages 18-24) who are transitioning out of the child welfare system to long-term housing and access to health and wellness supports, so they can focus on their future.

United FOr Families

Our Community Advocates ensure that our United for Families program participants have access to high-quality child care and education and are able to meet their other basic needs.

United For Schools

We invest in social-emotional learning and connect families to direct assistance to ensure kids have everything they need to stay engaged in school.

Community Grants

Through our community grants, we invest in nonprofit organizations that provide crisis support and help families meet their basic needs.
2021-2022

IMPACT AT A GLANCE

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referrals for critical resources, like housing, rent assistance, and more, provided through our 211 Help Center.

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participants in our Bridging the Gap program maintained safe and stable housing.

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applications for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits were processed.

Connecting Families to Basic Needs After The Marshall Fire

Mile High United Way’s 211 Help Center supports disaster relief efforts to stabilize communities and help families meet their basic needs when disaster strikes. After the Marshall Fire, our 211 team met with individuals and families at the Disaster Assistance Center in Boulder to provide personalized, one-on-one support, connecting people to the vital resources like housing, food, and more. Play the video to learn more.

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More STORIES

Mile High United Way Champions Three Bills Into Law
Connecting families to critical resources through new 211 state funding
Mile High United Way Acquires New Long-Term Housing Facility for Bridging the Gap Participants
The Impact of a Single Five-Minute Phone Call
Celebrating Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Resource Navigators and Their Integral Role in Our Pandemic Response

Read about the impact these laws will have on Mile High United Way programs and throughout our Colorado communities.

June 7, 2022

By Stephanie Sanchez, Senior Director of 211 Colorado on the impact of HB22-1315.

June 2, 2022

In May 2022, Mile High United Way Bridging the Gap participants began moving into a new long-term housing facility in Denver’s North Capitol Hill neighborhood. These studio apartments will provide long-term housing for 24 participants.

May 19, 2022

Story by Tim Main, our Senior Manager of Evaluation and Learning, about the impact of 2-1-1 Colorado during the pandemic.

September 15, 2021

Learn how our compassionate and committed 2-1-1 Resource Navigators are helping our community get through this pandemic.

February 11, 2021

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