The purpose of United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is to mobilize people, multiply investments, and maximize opportunities so people learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives.

How To Find Help

At some level, every member of our community is feeling the effects of the economic downturn. For some, the current situation has meant the loss of a job and possibly even a financial or housing crisis. For others, it could be a struggle to find affordable childcare or help with caring for an older loved one.

Whatever your particular case, United Way is here to offer support and resources.

Information & Referral

Dial '211' to reach an Information and Referral Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. '211' is an easy-to-remember phone number connecting you with free information on available health and human services. For a 2-1-1 brochure, click English or Spanish.

You may also conduct an online search of resources by keywords, zip code, location, etc. or download quick guides listing services located in your area.
For 2-1-1 Virginia outreach questions, please contact Altise Street at 804-771-5845 or
If you are unable to dial '211', you can dial

1-800- 230-6977.


Financial Fitness

Use this link to find online financial resources and helpful hints to achieving financial stability. Whether you’re looking for financial assistance, free tax prep services, buying your first home, looking for a job or planning for retirement, you’re in the right place to find the help you need.

 Guide to Employment 

This printed guide is for anyone who may be living on the edge of self-sufficiency and may be unable to meet their basic needs or who may be trying to prevent this from happening. If this describes your situation, knowing where to turn is the first step in regaining control of your life.



Support for Caregivers

When you’re caring for the older adults in your life, it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. The first step toward finding the support you need is one click away. We want to make sure that you have the best information and resources available to do this important job.


Emergency Preparedness

It is vital that you understand what an emergency or disaster could mean for you and your family. Use these tools and resources to take steps to be prepared. Get ready now.