Self Sufficiency

Help families and individuals to take care of themselves.


We believe in families and individuals need to achieve economic stability and financial security in order to afford adequate and safe housing and meet their basic needs.

Community Outcomes:

  • Individuals and families have the opportunity to achieve economic stability and financial independence.
  • Individuals and families have the opportunity to live in adequate and affordable housing in safe neighborhoods.
  • Individuals and families in crisis have access to responsive and effective emergency and basic need services.

United Way of Midland funds 17 programs in this focus area.  Please see the table below for all funded programs in this focus area.

American Red Cross
– Disaster Services

Camp Fire USA
– Summer Program

Casa de Amigos
– Economic Strength
– Independent Living

Community & Senior Services
– Elderly Nutrition
– Foster Grandparents Program
– Senior Companion Program

Family Promise
– Childcare

Midland Fair Havens
– Supportive Transitional Housing

Midland Need to Read
– Adult Literacy Tutoring Program

Midland/Odessa Area Aids
– Support & Benevolence Program

Midland Rape Crisis & CAC
– Children’s Advocacy Program
– Crisis Intervention / Volunteer

Safe Place of the Permian Basin
– Emergency Shelter

The Salvation Army
– Red Shield Comprehensive/ Emergency Shelter

– Child Development Center

Click here to download a pdf of all the funded programs and grants.

With your assistance…16,000 Midlanders receive assistance with basic and emergency needs to be more self-sufficient.