Families First

Helping Families Move from Uncertainty to Stability


Number of Dollars Disbursed for Assistance


Nights of Shelter provided
to Homeless Families


Number of Families Helped
in the Greater Grand Forks Area

United Way’s Families First program addresses the growing issue of homelessness in the Greater Grand Forks region. The Families First program prioritizes securing stable housing for families with children who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their homes. Our Families First staff connects families with community services and long-term housing solutions while providing ongoing support to each family.

The services we offer include:
Housing Assistance
Case Management
Move-In Kits

Give Today!

3 Ways to Fuel Opportunities to Thrive  

All Giving Hearts Day donations will help neighbors get to work or school by providing car repairs, transportation vouchers, car seats & more!
1. On Giving Hearts Day
  • Visit: GivingHeartsDay.org and search for #FuelOpportunities
  • Drop off a check at United Way or Dakota Medical Foundation
2. Give Early
  • Schedule a donation at GivingHeartsDay.org and search for #FuelOpportunities
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  • Mail a check to United Way:

    1407 24th Ave S. Suite 400
    Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Date your check for
    February 11, 2021 to be counted towards our $15,000 match!
  • Early gifts will be processed on Giving Hearts Day!
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