Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? It matters to us. Check out the questions (and answers) below that we most often get. 
 
If that doesn't help, please fill out our Contact Us form. We'll be back in touch.
 

I need financial assistance
I need help with medical issues, or other services.
I want to volunteer.
I am interesed in working with ARUW as an intern.
I want my business involved with United Way.
I want to request funding for my agency or project.
What does ARUW do?
Does United Way support Planned Parenthood?
None of these responses address my concern.

 

 

I need financial assistance.

United Way is not legally set up to provide direct financial assistance to individuals, but we work with many community partners that do. The best way to find available resources in your area is by calling our 2-1-1 help number. It's a 3-digit number like 9-1-1, but for access to health and human services. Calling 2-1-1 will get you a trained resource and referral specialist, who will know what services are available in your area. Sometimes the 2-1-1 line can be a problem from a cell phone, or may not yet be available in your immediate area. If you can't get through on 2-1-1, you can go to www.211.org and type in your zip code. It will provide an alternate number where one is available. 

 

 

I need help with medical issues, or other services

United Way is not legally set up to provide direct financial assistance to individuals, but we work with many community partners that do. The best way to find available resources in your area is by calling our 2-1-1 help number. It's a 3-digit number like 9-1-1, but for access to health and human services. Calling 2-1-1 will get you a trained resource and referral specialist, who will know what services are available in your area. Sometimes the 2-1-1 line can be a problem from a cell phone, or may not yet be available in your immediate area. If you can't get through on 2-1-1, you can go to www.211.org and type in your zip code. It will provide an alternate number where one is available. 

If you are having medical issues, you might also want to check with the case manager/social worker at your local medical facility. They are often very helpful in accessing available resources. 

 

 

I want to volunteer.

You won't be alone. Our volunteers gave over 1,065 hours of volunteer service last year alone. It takes all of us working together to make things happen.

ARUW recently launched an amazing new tool called the ARUW Volunteer Center. You can easily sign up with your Facebook account and respond immediately to a need that you are passionate about. Through the Volunteer Center you will be able to log and track your volunteer hours and create a volunteer resume.

If you are wanting to make a difference in our community, the Volunteer Center is the place to start.

 

 

I am interested in working with ARUW as an intern.

We are always looking for passionate people who want to work alongside us. Contact Us if you are interested in applying for an internship with ARUW.

 

 

I want my business involved with ARUW.

That's great! And it's a converstation that we would love to have with you. Contact Us if you are interested in becoming a corporate partner. 

 

 

I want to request funding for my agency or project.

We are always looking for agencies and projects that help us to create long-lasting communtiy change in the areas of Education, Income and Health - the building blocks of a good quality of life. If you agency or project fits into one of those three areas and you are a 501(c)3 non-profit, we would love to talk with you about applying for funding during our next funding cycle. Contact Us if you are interested in applying.

 

 

What does Ada Regional United Way do?

ARUW is one of the oldest nonprofits in the Ada area. We help to create solutions that build stronger communities. We're impoving education, stregthening financial stability and making communities healthier. But we don't do it alone. Our volunteers and donors partner with us to advance community-based and community-led solutions.

We bring people and organizations together to do more together than any of us can do on our own. Employers, nonprofits, goverenment, faith organizations, educators, labor, health providors, community leaders, youth and many more partner with us. Together, we takle some of the toughest and most complex community issues. We're after solutions that create real change. It's not simple, or easy. But we're making progress, and seeing results. 

Want to know more? Please read more about who we are. You can also see the impact that we are making in our community right now.

If you would like to know more about what's happening in our community, please Contact Us.

 

 

Does United Way support Planned Parenthood?

United Way Worldwide, the leadership and support organization for the network of local United Ways, does not provide financial support to Planned Parenthood.
 
All funding decisions by local United Ways are made by individual United Ways based on an assessment of local needs. United Way Worldwide does not dictate funding decisions to local United Ways.  Out of nearly 1,200 local United Ways in the United States, only a small number (less than 6 percent) provide support to Planned Parenthood. The amount of financial support represents less than one tenth of one percent of total United Way revenue. In many of these instances, funding for Planned Parenthood is the result of specific requests from individual donors.
 
No United Way funds are currently used, or have ever been used to support abortion services.   Several local United Way partners provide professional family and individual counseling services, which include professional counseling on pregnancy-related problems.
 
Local United Way-funded Planned Parenthood programs focus on community health maintenance (e.g. communicable disease prevention; medical care service; family planning; health education; public awareness services; and family preservation) and strengthening services like counseling and family life education. 
 
99% of the money raised in by ARUW stays in our community. the 1% that goes to United Way Worldwide provides us membership into the network and access to the United Way name, logo, marketing materials, resources, trainings, webinars, online branding resources, board education materials and access to donations from national corporate partners who have joined with United Way Worldwide.
 

Ada Regional United Way supports many local community agencies. However, no funds raised through our community go to support Planned Parenthood.

 

 

None of these responses address my concern.

Please use the form on our Contact Us page to submit your question to Ada Regional United Way.