Partner Agencies

United Way Partner Agencies receive grant funding and support from United Way to advance programs and services that are focused on helping youth and their families in our community and region.



Athletics for Education and Success (AFES)

Mentoring and after school programs for youth from low income families

Boy Scouts – Twin Lakes Council

Enrichment and character buiding for boys ages 6-17

Bridges Mentoring Program – Fort Dodge Community Schools

Mentoring for youth ages 5-17

Dodger Academy After School Program –
Fort Dodge Community Schools

After school program for children ages 5-9

Catholic Charities

Mental health counseling for youth of all ages.

Children and Families of Iowa

Mental health programs and counseling for youth of all ages

Community and Family Resources

Substance abuse counseling for youth ages 11-17

Community Early Childhood Center

Childcare and after school programs for youth from low income families

Community Health Center

Health care and dental services for low income youth and their families

Crimes Stoppers

Supports crime prevention in Fort Dodge and Webster County


Shelter and counseling for women experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault

Family Development Council

Collaboration of agencies working to prevent child abuse

Fort Dodge Community Recreation Center

Enrichment and recreation for youth

Fort Dodge Housing Agency

Provides low income housing and helps prevent homelessness

Foster Grandparents Program

Retired women and men who volunteer to help children in our elementary schools

Girl Scouts of Iowa

Enrichment and character building for girls ages 6-17.

Head Start Program

Provides preschool education for children from low income families

Linking Families and Communities

Supports early childhood development programs

LOTUS Homeless Shelter – Women and Children

Building a new shelter to house homeless women and children

Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry

Provides free food and other daily living items for families to fight hunger

Lutheran Family Services

Offer mental health counseling for youth and their families

Salvation Army

Provides food and personal living items for the low income and indigent population

St. Edmonds After School Program

After school program for students ages 5-10

Strengthening Families Program

Provides program that strengthens families and help prevent at-risk behaviors with youth

Trinity Holy Parish Food Pantry

Fights hunger by providing free food and personal living items for low income families

Upper Des Moines Opportunities

Offers counseling, housing assistance and other support services for low income families

Webster County Health Department

Provides assistance to low income families for health services and daily living support

YouthNet Program

Provides mental health and other support programs to help youth in the FD schools


Provides shelter and substance abuse treatment for women