The health and well-being of our community is a top priority at United Way of Tarrant County. Like many others in our community, we are closely monitoring the rapidly changing developments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We encourage you to learn more about the spread of the virus and how to protect yourself and your family by visiting the Tarrant County Public Health Department’s website by clicking this link or calling the Coronavirus hotline at 817-248-6299.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also is maintaining a robust website with information and answers to commonly asked questions here. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) also has a COVID-19 webpage with information for the public, travelers, healthcare professionals, public health partners and others.

CRITICAL NEEDS AND RESOURCES

The unprecedented actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 have left large populations in need of social services and financial assistance. Our Tarrant County community is in need. The information below provides details about how to donate, available resources for those in need and volunteer opportunities. Our mission at United Way of Tarrant County is to provide leadership and harness resources to solve Tarrant County’s toughest social challenges.  And right now, there is no greater challenge than the Coronavirus.

DONATIONS

We are asking for donations to our United Way Emergency Relief Fund. 100% of funds donated will be distributed to help those affected by COVID-19. This will include assistance such as purchasing non-perishable meals for the elderly and homebound, child care assistance for emergency responders and ensuring social services for veterans. To donate, please click here or scroll down to the bottom of this page. You also can make a gift through Venmo using @UW-TARRANTCOUNTY.

AVAILABLE RESOURCES

We are working with our community partners to ensure they have the resources needed to provide community services.  Below is a list of helpful resources from Tarrant County agencies that are providing assistance to members of our community.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline is a 24/7 service connecting individuals to the right community organization or government agency. The service is free and confidential.
  • FamilyWize for prescription discounts. CVS and Walgreens pharmacies are providing free delivery of prescription medications.

BASIC NEEDS

BLOOD DRIVES

  • American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.

CHILD CARE AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

FOOD RESOURCES

GOVERNMENT OFFICES

SENIOR CITIZENS

TAX INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION

UNEMPLOYMENT

VETERANS

  • TXServes-North Texas, a program of United Way of Tarrant County’s Mission United initiative connecting veterans, active-duty military and their families to social services.

VOLUNTEER

If you are interested in supporting our coronavirus response efforts as a volunteer, please click here.

Our Actions

To protect our staff, volunteers, guests, partners and the community, we have:

  • Asked all United Way of Tarrant County and Area Agency on Aging employees to work remotely if possible
  • Postponed upcoming events, including Wild About Reading
  • Canceled all group presentations and public appearances by Area Agency on Aging staff until further notice
  • Suspended all non-essential client home visits by Area Agency on Aging staff and transitioned to over the phone screenings and assessments; efforts to be focused on high-risk clients such as those without family support and multiple chronic health conditions
  • Moved in-home visits by the Area Agency on Aging to a case-by-case basis, dependent on screening results and client risk
  • Temporarily closed our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites until Monday, March 30, at which time we expect they will reopen. In the meantime, we invite you to file your return using United Way’s online tool, MyFreeTaxes.com.

LIVE UNITED

No one is to blame for this virus, but it is up to all of us to help stop the spread.  It is also up to all of us to help those who are most in need.  COVID-19 doesn’t recognize race, nationality, ethnicity nor social status. Our community is stronger when it is unified, and it is going to take all of us to mitigate the impacts and recover as a community.

And one more thing, let’s remember that many of our friends and neighbors may experience unexpected interruptions to their work schedules, which can adversely impact the stability of their families. Their livelihoods depend on the income they earn, and reduced hours, as well as prolonged closures, will severely diminish their ability to pay rent and buy food.

If you’d like to help, please click here or give below. You can also make a gift through Venmo using @UW-TARRANTCOUNTY.

MAKE A DONATION

Thank you to our generous donors

Folsom Point Charities

Gaudin Family Foundation