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.

Those agency names in blue have a 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  
      Dan Kenel, 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.


Burlington Area YMCA
      2410 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington IA 52601          319-753-6734
       Gina Crabtree, Executive Director

     A charitable association dedicated to building a healthy spirit, mind and body.  Provides growth opportunities through a variety of programs and services such as the Splash Program for 2nd graders and memberships for low income youth (with one adult membership for youth under 8), child care services and community education.  Provides domestic violence and sexual assault services and a safe facility for women and children. 

Burlington Homeless Shelter
       123 N Marshall St, Burlington Iowa 52601 319-754-6791
       Char Blodgett, Director

       Emergency shelter and support to those in need.  Guides residents to find jobs and housing. 


Crime Stoppers of the Greater Burlington Area
      329 N Roosevelt Ave Ste 171, Burlington IA  52601       
      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. 


 Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois
      1308 Broadway St, W Burlington IA 52655     
      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. 


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
      J. David Gilbert, 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 disabled citizens. Provides financial assistance, camperships and various recreational activities.  Medical Transportation Service for persons unable to drive to their medical appointments. Clients are transported by volunteers.


 RSVP Program of Elder Services Inc 
      400 Washington St, Burlington IA 52601           319-753-8155
       Rosemary Schwartz, Director

       Medical Transportation Service for persons unable to drive to their medical appointments. Clients are transported by volunteers.    


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
      Lt. Dennis Jolly

      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
      Shauna Freitag, 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.