United Way Community Disaster Assistance


United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties is here for neighbors before, during and after a disaster.


Call 319-259-9218 for Disaster Assistance


COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Guidelines (April 1, 2020)

  • Disaster Assistance funds are available for individuals with COVID-19-related needs from March 16, 2020 and forward.

  • Urgent needs for rental assistance, medications and household supply needs are prioritized at this time.

  • Only COVID-19-related need requests will be accepted.

  • All Disaster Assistance Funds will be distributed to a vendor needing payment, no funds will be distributed to an individual.

  • A completed Disaster Assistance Intake and Signed Release Form are required for consideration to receive Disaster Assistance Funds.

  • All Disaster Assistance Requests and Intakes will be completed over the phone, due to safe social distancing requirements, no walk-in requests are permitted.

  • Requests are processed in the order they are received.

  • Disaster Assistance decisions are dependent on funds available.

  • All Disaster Assistance decisions are final.


Other Resources:

  • Food Assistance

  • Iowa Legal Aid Legal Assistance Hotline: 1-800-532-1275 (M-F, 9 - 11 am, 1:30 - 3:30 pm)

  • Iowa Legal Aid Legal Assistance Hotline for callers over 60: 1-800-992-8161 (9 am - 4:30 pm)

  • COVID-19 Legal Hotline (a partnership between Iowa Legal Aid, the Iowa State Bar Association, and the Polk County Volunteer Lawyers Project): 1-800-332-0419