Every community must face an ever-changing environment and its influence on human well-being.

How a community responds can be shaped by effective planning. That’s where United Community Services of Johnson County comes in. Through information, collaborative planning and mobilization of resources, the availability of health and human services can be enhanced to meet present and emerging needs.

City Summit at Lenexa Barn w Maury

Leaders from Johnson County Cities Meet to Discuss Poverty and Opportunities for Action

City leaders from across Johnson County gathered on August 18, 2015 for a conversation on poverty, co-hosted by Johnson County Government and UCS.   The purpose of the event was to provide city staff leaders the opportunity to learn more about poverty trends , share what is being done locally to address poverty, and consider innovative ways to improve our collective impact. UCS presented strategies for cities to address poverty, which can be found here.

A Focus on Poverty

The annual Human Service Summit was held June 9, 2015. UCS released the Frame for Reducing Poverty and Creating Opportunity and issued a Call to Action to the health and human service sector.

  • Make every health and human service sector job a “good job”
  • Promote “Talk, Read, Play” with employees, clients, and stakeholders
  • Increase access to safety net supports for adults without children and transitional age youth

Read more about the 2015 Human Service Summit

Johnson County Poverty, a two-page overview of local poverty.

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Now available, the Fall 2015 UCS Community Report

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Framework for Reducing Poverty and Creating Opportunity Brochure, August 2015

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