COVID-19 Community Response
United to Help
Coming Together in Times of Crisis.
Fires, floods, and recessions – over the past 94 years, United Way of Rhode Island has helped communities across the state through some very difficult times. When an emergency hits, we roll up our sleeves and partner with businesses, donors and volunteers, state agencies, and nonprofits to meet the most urgent needs of our state's families and communities.
211: Answering the Call.
Our 211 call specialists are assisting the Rhode Island Department of Health with call center support. In just the first week of the crisis, we spoke with more than 3,000 Rhode Islanders, and that number continues to grow every day. We're helping families find meals, offering information on temporary unemployment benefits, and more.
Resources and Information
The response to COVID-19 is evolving, Rhode Islanders need the most current information. This page is updated every day with useful numbers, services, and up-to-date resources.
COVID-19 Response Fund
United Way has partnered with the Rhode Island Foundation to create the COVID-19 Response Fund in support of direct-service nonprofits impacted by the pandemic.
Nonprofits are always there for Rhode Islanders. What happens when that need is too great? Nonprofits, complete our survey so we know exactly how we can help you.
We're creating a list of volunteers to support our communities. If you want to help nonprofits, please complete this short survey. We’ll only contact you if there's a match.
Free Tax Filing Services
Among the many things that COVID-19 has disrupted, filing your taxes is on that list. United Way has a great tax filing service, and the best part is it's free.
The Impact on Nonprofits
To understand how COVID-19 is impacting local nonprofits, we asked them to complete a survey. 159 responded... and this is what they told us.