United Way Mission: To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.             

A partner agency must be registered as a non-profit organization with the Internal Revenue Service as non-profit 501(C)3. Agencies must operate under a written set of by-laws, articles of incorporation or agreement that details the purpose, objective and the scope of the agency and must operate on a sound financial basis and maintain an adequate system of records.

Underlined agencies have direct link to their websites, by clicking on the agency name.

 

Alcohol & Drug Dependency Services (ADDS)
      1340 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington IA 52601          319-753-6567  
      Richard Swanson, Executive Director   

      Comprehensive substance abuse education and prevention for all ages.  Provides drug and alcohol abuse outpatient and residential treatment and problem gambling treatment services.

 

American Red Cross, Des Moines County Chapter
      2807 Summer St, Burlington IA 52601           319-754-5496
     

      Disaster relief wherever it is needed.Disaster relief wherever needed.  Service to military families and veterans. 

 

Burlington Area Community YMCA-YWCA
      2410 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington IA 52601          319-753-6734
      Deb Mulch, Executive Director              Gina Crabtree, Programs Director

      A charitable association dedicated to building a healthy spirit, mind and body.  Provides growth opportunities through a variety of programs and services, including health and fitness programs for all ages, youth social opportunities, child care services and community education. Promotes good health, strong families, youth leadership, community development and international understanding. Open to all ages, incomes, abilities and races. Provides domestic violence and sexual assault services and a safe facility for women and children. 

 

Burlington Iowa Stepperettes & Traveleers
      825 Sycamore St, Burlington IA  52601  319-754-4518
      Michael & Deedra Warner, Directors

      Adult supervised drill team with mission “to help each member develop a positive self-concept and to realize his/her own self-worth”. Helps members resist unsafe behaviors and promotes academic achievement. Zero tolerance policy for drug/alcohol use or gang affiliation. 

 

Crime Stoppers of the Greater Burlington Area
      329 N Roosevelt Ave Ste 171, Burlington IA  52601        319-753-8159
      Stephanie Stuecker

      Involves the public, police and media in an effort to prevent crime.  Promotes community welfare and lessens the burden of local government by assisting law enforcement. 

 

Food Bank of Southern Iowa
      705 W Main St PO Box 1294, Ottumwa IA  52501           614-682-3403
      Neal Abbott, President

      Delivers surplus food to over 20 area pantries and agencies.  Serves the elderly and families with small children. 

 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois
      1308 Broadway St PO Box 190, W Burlington IA 52655      319-752-3639
      Joyce Vance, Regional Director

      Programs and activities to build character and skills for success in the real world.  In partnership with committed adults, girls explore their interests and provide service to their communities.  Day, troop and camping programs offered. 

 

Home Caring Services Inc.
      1616 Dill St PO Box 905, Burlington IA 52601    319-754-6559
      Suzanne Russell, Director

      Helps the home-bound help themselves through trained homemakers and certified home care aides.  For the chronically ill, aged, whoever needs assistance.  Also provides nurturing and home management skills to families in need. 

 

Hope Haven Area Development Center
      828 N 7th St, Burlington IA 52601  319-753-6701
      Bob Bartles, Executive Director

      Residential, work training and employment opportunities for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. 

 

Iowa Legal Aid
      1700 1st Ave Ste 10, Iowa City IA 52240  319-351-6570    800-272-0008
      Jan Rutledge, Attorney

      Provides legal assistance to Des Moines County indigent persons.  Assists individuals denied public benefits, such as Social Security Supplemental Income or Veterans benefits. Assists persons with consumer problems, victim of family abuse, etc. 

 

Mississippi Valley Boy Scout Council
      3007 Flint Hills Dr, Burlington IA 52601  319-754-8413
      Scott Thiessen Program Director

      Serving others by helping to instill values in young people and prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.  Develops leadership skills in both youth and adults. 

 

Partners: An association serving persons with disabilities
      PO Box 172, Burlington IA 52601           319-752-6952
      Jane Housewright, President

      Promotes well-being, dignity and rights of disables citizens. Provides financial assistance, camperships and various recreational activities. 

 

The Nest of Des Moines County
     214 N 4th St Ste 3-C, Burlington IA  52601         319-753-3150
     Karen Erickson, Director

     Educational programs for expectant mothers and parents, with children up to the age of five, to help raise healthy children

 

The Salvation Army, Burlington Corps
      217 S 3rd St, Burlington IA 52601           319-753-2038
      Capts. Jeff & Dawn Russell, Corp Officers

      Emergency help for those in need.  Youth and senior citizen activities, transient assistance, disaster services, correctional services, food pantry, congregate meals, worship services. 

 

Young House Family Services
     400 S Broadway St, Burlington IA 52601    319-752-4000
      Jack Escorcia, Administrator

      Multi-service Christian agency dedicated to providing a continuum of services to children and their families in Southeast Iowa.  Services include family and individual counseling, residential services, Woodlands Treatment Center for chemically dependent adolescents, sexual abuse treatment services, independent living services, nurturing classes for parents and adolescent day treatment programs.