Funded Agency Partners

American Red Cross

Provides disaster & social assistance, blood collection services, safety & swimming training. United Way of Reno County supports the following programs: Blood Services and Disaster Services.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Reno County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Reno County provides a positive role model and mentor for youth ages 5-17. The children are matched with carefully screened, caring volunteers ages 16 - 116. United Way of Reno County supports the following programs: community-based matches and school-based matches.

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Boy Scouts of America Quivira Council

Provides young people with activities & programs to instill positive values. United Way of Reno County supports the following programs: Quivira Council.

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Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club headquartered at Shadduck Park 600 W. 2nd, provides a safe, fun, educational environment during out of school hours. Kids After School is designed for parents/caregivers who work and need after school care for their children. After school programs offered at  Ave A, and McCandless schools & at Shadduck Park. United Way of Reno County supports the following programs: After school and summer programs for youth.

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Provides confidential, non-judgmental support and shelter to anyone who has been affected by domestic violence or sexual assault. United Way provides support for the following programs: Crisis Services, Community Awareness, Child Visitation & Exchange Center, and Advocacy Services.

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Cancer Council of Reno County

To provide service to individuals and families affected by cancer and to provide education about prevention and treatment of cancer to the general public. To promote cancer education in Reno County by expanding and developing public education, professional education programs and Dr. Waddle color books for children. To coordinate, facilitate and reimburse necessary travel to and from treatment centers for Reno County residents. To provide limited reimbursement for medical expenses such as medication, equipment and nutritional supplements. (Not to include treatment cost or physicians' fees.) To assist patients in obtaining necessary medical equipment through an equipment loan program. 

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Child Care Links

A non profit  agency offering support services for child care providers and child care financial assistance for low-income families that are working on higher education or employment upgrade opportunities. United Way of Reno County supports the following programs: Child care scholarship program.

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Children’s Emergency Shelter

Children's Emergency Shelter is a safe, temporary respite home for children ages 0 - 13 who've been removed from their homes due to abuse or gross neglect.

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Circles of Hope

Circles of Hope centers on low income families who often lack not only financial advantages, but a circle of social assets to guide them. Circles of Hope engages our community to equip families to permanently leave poverty through empowering relationships that build resources and address community-wide barriers. Their mission is to end poverty through empowering circles of relationship and to work together as a community to remove barriers that keep people trapped in poverty.  United Way supports the following Circles programs: Trinity United Methodist and Ave A Elementary sites. 

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The Imagination Library provides free, high quality, age-appropriate books to any child age 0 to 5 living in Reno County every month.   The goal is to help foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month and to ultimately prepare more kids for kindergarten. Enrollment is open to any child living in Reno County age 0 to 5.  Special recognition to additional financial sponsors in Reno County:  Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers, Hutchinson Rotary Club, Scott & Cathie Strohl, Mark & Susan Richardson, Bank SNB, The Herman, Ester & Hentry Stallman Foundation, The Davis Foundation, Merl Sellers and Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System.               --view more information                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The Early Education Center

Special needs services for children ages birth to 3 years. United Way of Reno County supports the following programs: Infant and toddler programs.

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Elmdale 50-Plus Center

Elmdale 50-Plus Center is a community focal point for people 50 years and older to gather for recreational and social activities. Sponsored by the Hutchinson Recreation Commission.

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Food Bank of Reno County

Food Bank of Reno County provides food for people on an emergency basis, make an appointment through the Salvation Army.

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Girl Scouts Heartland Kansas

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  Their program centers on something called the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of activities and experiences to earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects that make a difference, and more. They help girls discover their inner strengths and where they fit in the world by addressing issues of self-confidence, healthy media consumption, and how to cope with peer pressure.  United Way of Reno County supports the following programs: youth development programs in Reno County.

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Hadley Day Care Center

Hadley Day Care Center provides day care and preschool for children ages 2 weeks - 12 years, with an infant room. Preschool curriculum is followed in each unit. United Way of Reno County supports the following programs: daycare and preschool programs.

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HCC Child Care Scholarships

Childcare scholarships are available to help young parents have affordable day care while attending college at HCC. United Way of Reno County supports the following programs: HCC child care scholarships.

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Healthy Families Hutchinson

Healthy Families-Hutchinson / Kansas Children's Service League assists new parents overburdened by stress factors, provides parent education, child development and helps link families with community resources. United Way of Reno County supports the following programs: Healthy Families Hutchinson.

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Horizons Mental Health Center - Prevention, Education & Outreach Program


Horizons has a dedicated staff of qualified professionals with years of experience helping individuals and their families. No matter what life struggle you are in, Horizons is here, willing to provide a variety of therapeutic services to assist you and your family. Horizons also offers community education services if you are looking for someone to give a talk to your organization on a mental health topic. Whatever your need, Horizons Mental Health Center is here to help.

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Hospice of Reno County

When a patient is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, hospice care can offer enhanced comfort and promote higher physical functioning and a greater sense of well being during the final months and days of life. The focus during this phase is gentle care and maximum comfort. Hospice provides: pain and symptom management emotional and spiritual counseling bereavment services medications, equipment and supplies related to terminal diagnosis restorative and alternative therapies volunteer assistance Hospice of Reno County also offers the Hospice House which is an alternative setting for end of life care. Registered nurses are on stay 24 hours per day Staff are specialized in end of life care Home Like atmosphere United Way of Reno County supports the following programs: Hospice House.

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Interfaith Housing & Community Services

Interfaith Housing Services, a faith-based organization not affiliated with any religion, is a coming together of all denominations, civic organizations, social groups, businesses, and individuals who help meet the needs of our community. United Way provides support for the following programs: Special Needs Rentals, Homeowner Repair & Rehab., CA$H, and Financial Education.

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Kansas Legal Services, Inc.

Kansas Legal Services, a statewide non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of essential legal and mediation services. United Way provides support for the following programs: Social Security Advocacy and General Legal Services.

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Meals on Wheels

Hutchinson Meals on Wheels provide hot, well-balanced meals for the homebound 5 days a week. United Way provides support for the following programs: Meals on Wheels.

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Neighborhood Center

A Neighborhood Center is a place with a focus on children, families and advancing the common good for all in that neighborhood. It requires a set of partnerships between the School and other community resources. Resources are provided, through the center, to students and families to empower and support parents in the education of their children while also addressing issues that might get in the way of the child’s success. The Neighborhood Center is located in Ave A Elementary School.

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings, Inc. operates an emergency & transitional housing for homeless and provides affordable housing. United Way provides support for the following programs: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing and Housing Services.

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Special Populations Program

Provides recreation and other activities for Reno County individuals with disabilities. Sponsored by the Hutchinson Recreation Commission. United Way provides support for the following programs: Special Populations.

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides immediate emergency services which sustain a normalcy of life. These services include: food, clothing, shelter, medications, energy assistance, funeral assistance, furniture, and counseling. We also provide a safe place for people to take care of their personal hygiene by providing soap, towels and a place to take a needed shower. We have weekly character building youth activities, and a Monday through Friday After School Program. We also have a payee program where we manage the financial affairs of 120 people.

United Way provides support for the following programs: Emergency Services.

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The Volunteer Center

The Volunteer Center strengthens non-profit organizations by recruiting, referring and supporting volunteers for the betterment of the community. In addition to matching the time and talents of individuals willing to serve with organizations in need of volunteer help, the Center provides technical support on volunteer managment issues. United Way provides support for the following programs: the Volunteer Center, Friends in Action and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.

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United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

Helps people with cerebral palsy and similar disabilities, provides a variety of services in Reno County such as; recreation, specialized equipment, consulting services, and information and referral services. United Way provides support for the following programs: Family Support Services in Reno County.

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YMCA provides quality youth and family programs which enhance human and community growth and development, scholarships available. Includes gymnastics, swimming, childcare. United Way provides support for the following programs: Membership Financial Assistance and Youth Sports Programs.

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Reno County VOAD

The mission of the VOAD is to meet the need for ongoing coordination in Reno County providing volunteer, financial, spiritual, physical and/or psychological support for people whose lives have been affected by a disaster in our community. The VOAD is made up of community organizations including the United Way, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Volunteer Center, Local city and county government as well as local faith based organizations. To learn more about how you can get involved in a disaster, call United Way or go to.