Basic Needs

Crisis, hunger and homelessness can happen anytime, to virtually anyone. At United Way NCA, connecting people in need with local resources and assistance - when they need them - is a critical part of our mission.

Click to find help211 metrodc, a federal program managed by United Way NCA and its workgroup partners, is a powerful tool available to individuals and families for addressing needs in real time. A free, easy-to-remember non-emergency telephone number connects people to vital health services and human resources that can improve lives. The 211 metrodc call specialists are waiting 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide information about the full range of available community services.

Learn more about 2-1-1.

More of our Work


Every child in the national capital region enters school ready to learn, succeeds in school and leaves well prepared for life and work in the 21st Century.


United Way of the National Capital Area is committed to increasing the numbers of healthy children, young people and adults in our community.

Financial Stability

United Way of the National Capital Area works to increase the number of financially stable individuals and families.