Located in Honolulu, the Aloha United Way is a health and human service agency that is a part of the United Way , which includes nearly 1,350 community-based United Way organizations. It believes that the best way to help people is to focus on the root causes of a community's problems. The Aloha United Way provides support for more than 500,000 individuals. It offers over 400 services and programs on basic needs, job training and youth services. The organization works in partnerships with the Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, YMCA of Honolulu and United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. The Aloha United Way s Community Safety Net provides the basic needs and crisis services for its citizens. It offers income support and asset building programs for low-income individuals and families. The organization s early childhood development program runs a public awareness and education campaign to assist families and friends to be an effective first teacher of the children. The Aloha United Way serves homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless. It additionally provides several treatment programs to fight crime and drug abuse.