United Way of Rock River Valley fights for the financial stability of everyone in every neighborhood.

Everyone should have access to economic and employment opportunities needed for their future. People need predictable resources to meet their basic needs, provide for emergencies, improve quality of life, and make ongoing investments in lifelong learning in order to achieve economic and financial security.

We connect families and adults with job skills and economic opportunities. 


Priority Investment Areas:

  • Job Skills Training
  • Financial Empowerment
  • Legal Support
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Housing
  • Independent Living


Impact Highlight:

Free income tax assistance: Individuals with moderate to low incomes can keep more of their hard-earned dollars with free tax preparation services. Learn more >


Community Program Partners:

American Red Cross, Children's Home + Aid, Goodwill of Northern Illinois, Lifescape Community Services, Lydia Home Association, Prairie State Legal Services, Remedies Renewing Lives, Shelter Care Ministries, The Salvation Army, Youth Services Network

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For thousands of area youth, middle school is the defining moment in their lives. See how United Way and its partners are creating a movement to help middle school students achieve success. Visit

Parents or guardians of children ages birth to five who are residents of Meridian CUSD #223 can register for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library today!

Don't wait another day. Call 2-1-1 to connect with information on counseling programs and support groups to help you reestablish safety and independence.

This free, easy-to-use tool connects your time and talent with volunteer opportunities from local nonprofit organizations. Search by interests and time availability.

Secure the lowest price on your prescription with this free drug lookup tool from our partners at FamilyWize.

We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every family in every neighborhood