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The Blue Book Directory of Community Resources is updated annually and available for sale on the United Way website in a downloadable pdf file format.

Compiled and distributed by United Way’s 2-1-1 information and referral service for more than 35 years, the Blue Book is the most comprehensive listing of major nonprofit and government agencies that are accessible to Tarrant County residents.

United Way’s Blue Book contains hundreds of fact-filled pages. Agencies are conveniently indexed by name, service type and ZIP code.

Detailed agency profiles include:

  • Contact information
  • Services provided
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Fees
  • Hours of operation
  • And more
NOTE: The next update to our popular Blue Book directory will not be in February 2016, as originally planned. Please check back periodically for updates. Also, printed copies are NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

FREE: Coping with Unemployment Resource Guide

Compiled by United Way and 2-1-1, this guide lists resources for employment, family finance, medical care and more for people who are unemployed in Tarrant and surrounding counties.

Download it for FREE! CLICK HERE


In North Texas, there is a strong and inter-connected community supporting the men and women who serve and have served our country. We believe veterans deserve our gratitude and support for their dedication and service. That’s why the United Way of Tarrant County and the Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County (VETCO) have partnered to produce the 2015 Veterans Resource Guide.

The Guide uses information from United Way’s 2-1-1 information and referral service and Texas Health & Human Services Commission. The project would not be possible without sponsorships by Lockheed Martin & Bell Helicopter.

The purpose of this guide is to provide information on nonprofit and governmental resources to retired or serving veterans and/or military personnel in Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant and/or Wise counties.  It is our intent that this information will empower and support the men and women who serve and have served our country.

Printed copies may also available through VETCO.

Download a FREE PDF or view the online interactive guide by clicking the links below.


United Way of Tarrant County published “50 Things to Know about Life in Tarrant County,” a statistical snapshot of community life.

The 32-page guide includes sections on people, education, income/financial stability, and health. The latter three sections provide insights in several subareas:

EDUCATION—Dropout and Graduation Rates; Educational Achievement

INCOME/FINANCIAL STABILITY—Literacy; Income, Poverty and Asset Poverty; Housing; Hunger; Unemployment; Homelessness; Crime; Transportation

HEALTH—Child Abuse and Adult Abuse; Older Adults; Health Insurance; AIDS/HIV; Infant Mortality; Asthma; Substance Abuse; Healthy Lifestyles; Sexually Transmitted Disease; Leading Causes of Death

The information was gathered from national, state and local sources as part of United Way of Tarrant County’s more extensive 2015 community assessment update of health and human service needs.

2016- 2017 Health Resource Guide

United Way of Tarrant County has partnered with the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County, WE HAIL (Workforce Enhancement in Healthy Aging and Independent Living) initiative and JPS to publish the first ever 2016-2017 Health Resource Guide for Caregivers.

The free 36-page booklet will help family members and people who are caring for older adults suffering from dementia or other health conditions. Services provided by 114 area organizations are listed in 10 categories such as adult day services, legal and financial services, and support groups.

Download the Health Resource Guide for Caregivers here or pick up a printed copy at the United Way office in Fort Worth, 1500 N. Main St., Suite 200.