At the heart of our work is ensuring the safety net, providing life-saving services to meet the most basic needs and supporting our neighbors when they are going through crises.

Safety Net

Before families can think about the future, they must be able to meet their basic needs. United Way of Greater Houston provides the safety net for our community through services that stabilize those who are vulnerable and those who are unable to meet their basic needs. The safety net includes everything from food and shelter to transportation and other critical needs. 

Ayden’s Story

Ayden's Story (video)

Maxine’s Story

Maxine's Story (video)

Cathy’s Story

Cathy’s Story (video)

Claudia’s Story

Claudia’s Story (video)

Michael’s Story

Michael’s Story (video)

Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth's Story (video)

Denise’s Story

Denise's Story (video)

Bryson’s Story

Bryson's Story (video)

Laura’s Story

Laura's Story (video)

Jessica’s Story

Jessica's Story (video)