Emergency Response

Results

BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT, THE FOLLOWING OUTCOMES WERE ACHIEVED IN OUR REGION IN THE LAST YEAR:

Youth Success

  • Nearly 90% of children birth to age 5 achieved developmental milestones, such as language and literacy skills, preparing them for kindergarten.
  • Nearly 4,000 children enrolled in early childhood education programs, that provide quality child care for parents while they work and equip children with kindergarten-readiness skills.
  • 2,781 students in kindergarten through eighth grade received programming and services to keep them on track and engaged academically.

Family Financial Security

  • 8,700+ households received no-cost tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which resulted in nearly $24.5 million in refunds returned to families.
  • 2,000 individuals received benefits screenings for programs that provide income support, such as SNAP, child care and health care. These supports help families stretch their budgets.
  • 750 adults gained employment in industries that provide livable wages, opportunities for advancement and benefits.

Access to Health and Basic Needs

  • 10.9 million pounds of food were distributed through regional food banks to local food pantries.
  • 103,500 calls were made to United Way 211 for information and referral services. 211 connects callers, at no cost, to critical health and human services in their community.
  • 3,600 people were connected to emergency resources such as rent/utility assistance, medical equipment, clothing or transportation assistance.