COVID-19 Response

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Manitowoc County, our number one priority remains the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and community we serve.

Office Hours

The United Way Manitowoc County office is currently closed. We will tentatively reopen on Monday, April 6; however, this could change depending on recommendations by our government and health officials. During this time, our staff will be practicing social distancing and working remotely. We will remain accessible via email or phone – 682-8888.


United Way Manitowoc County has a variety of free community resources to help our community meet their basic needs during this uncertain time.


  • 211

    • ​Our 211 helpline remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect our citizens to the vital health and human services necessary to meet their basic needs. As a reminder, you can dial 211 for assistance with rent, food, utilities, housing services and much more.

    • You can also text COVID19 to 211-211 to receive information and updates regarding COVID-19.


  • FamilyWize

    • ​Our FamilyWize  Prescription Discount Cards can instantly lower the cost of your prescription medications – by an average of 45%. Cards can be printed here or downloaded to your phone by searching Rx Discount Card by FamilyWize in the app store.

    • Additionally, because pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens are now offering free delivery of prescription medications, when you call in to get a prescription filled or refilled, you can ask that the FamilyWize discount be applied by providing the following information that is found on a FamilyWize card:

BIN: 610194

Card ID: FW100  

Group ID: FW100



For more information on FamilyWize, click here.


  • Free Tax Filing

    • ​If you have both a simple state and federal return, you can file your taxes online at for free. For other free tax filing options, read United Way’s recent blog post. (Note: The deadline for filing has been extended from April 15 to July 15.)


COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund


United Way Manitowoc County is committed to ensuring basic needs are met in Manitowoc County. Therefore, we have launched our COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund to support local nonprofits and other organizations working to provide immediate basic needs relief in Manitowoc County.


Through a needs survey, we will better understand where funds and volunteers can be most impactful. Efforts to monitor needs will be on-going in order to develop an appropriate short-term response as well as longer-term recovery.


To make a donation to support our community's urgent basic needs, click here

For more information about our COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund, please read our FAQ sheet.​

  • Thank You

    • As of April 3, United Way Manitowoc County ​has received contributions totaling $20,826 from generous individual donors and corporate partners, including Associated Bank, Festival Foods and Meijer. Thank you for the support!

  • Awards

    • Details on​ our first round of awards to local nonprofits and other organizations will be coming soon.


Stay Connected​

​Continue to visit this page on our website or our Facebook page for ongoing updates. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to United Way Manitowoc County staff via email or phone.


​To contact a staff member, visit our staff page for a listing of email addresses.

Call us at (920) 682-8888

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21 E. Waldo Blvd.

Manitowoc, WI  54220


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday


(920) 682-8888