Basic Needs & Crisis Prevention

United Way of Hernando County's Basic Needs & Crisis Initiative Initiative


Residents experiencing a crisis or trauma will receive emotional, financial, or general support they need to overcome life's unexpected barriers.

Focus Areas

  • Protection from neglect, abuse, and exploitation
  • Transitional/supportive Housing for those experiencing homelessness
  • Food security

Basic Needs Initiative Programs

  1. Coronavirus Relief Assistance Funds
  2. ALICE in Hernando County (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)
  3. 211 Hernando

Basic Needs and Crisis Prevention Facts

  • 37% of Hernando County are walking a financial tightrope between financial stability and poverty.
  • 15% of families in Hernando County are living in poverty.