When individuals are unable to meet their immediate needs, it is more difficult to focus on long-term goals. Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling to keep a roof over their head and food on the table, United Way recognizes that basic needs services are essential to the most vulnerable in our community and critical to getting people back on the road to self-sufficiency.

Resource Referrals

United Way serves as a centralized nonprofit resource, referring hundreds of individuals to local programs and services that can help meet their needs. To find resources in your area, dial 2-1-1 and get connected with a Resource Specialist – free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

SingleCare Prescription Savings Program

Do you or your co-workers need prescription medications that are not covered by insurance? In a partnership between United Way and SingleCare Community Services, United Way of Central Kentucky offers free discount cards to local families. The cards, which serve like coupons, can be used as often as necessary, with 46% of the prescriptions filled through this program costing $15.00 or less. There’s even a Drug Price Lookup Tool provided free of charge at and via the free SingleCare app. Just enter the name of the medication and your zip code to see which local pharmacy has the best SingleCare price – all before leaving your home to prior to fill the prescription, saving you both time and money. Learn more about this program here and download your card today.

Funded Programs

Focus Area: Healthcare & Basic Needs

  • Helping Hand of Hope
  • Springhaven Domestic Violence Program
  • Grayson County Alliance
  • Shephard’s Pie Food Pantry
  • Grayson County Ministerial Association
  • Cloverport Independent Schools
  • 2-1-1 Resource Database
  • Community Health Clinic
  • Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services