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