Crisis and Disaster Help

Ready to Help When Disaster Strikes.

United Way connects our community to critical resources every day, whether local families need unexpected support for basic needs, or in response to a natural disaster like a hurricane.

211 Helpline

24 hours a day. 365 days a year.

We fund the 211 Helpline – a 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year hotline service that provides information, assessment, advocacy, and referrals to appropriate community agencies for a variety of needs, as well as crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Disaster Management

United Way of Palm Beach County is actively involved with disaster management efforts as the lead volunteer agency for Palm Beach County Emergency Management’s Emergency Support Function 15 (ESF-15): Volunteers and Donations. As such, United Way recruits and coordinates volunteers year-round to support the relief in the county before and after a disaster.

Become a Disaster Assistance Volunteer

United Way is Palm Beach County’s primary partner when disaster strikes. Sign up to be a disaster assistance volunteer and receive updates if we need extra hands to help in the aftermath of a hurricane or other local crisis.