Education & Advocacy/Community Data

Education & Advocacy

Illuminating Needs and Solutions

Illuminating needs and solutions by providing information, trend analysis, and documentation to inform human service planning, and the policies and funding which affect them.

Greater public understanding of needs and enhanced community advocacy

  • Analyze census data and administrative records to monitor trends and document current and emerging human service issues.
  • Educate about and advocate for public policy decisions to preserve and strengthen the safety net.
  • Provide contractual services to United Way of Greater Kansas City to document regional trends and assist with Community Impact implementation.

Community Data

United Community Services is continually reviewing both quantitative and qualitative data about local and regional conditions to better understand how poverty and homelessness impact the quality of life in Johnson County and the Kansas City region. The data is then used to create fact sheets, reports, and presentations on local conditions to raise awareness and advocate for a community response to assure that people have the opportunity to live safe, healthy and productive lives. For more information, contact Julie Brewer.

Housing Affordability in Johnson County

Housing Affordability in Johnson County ...
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Homelessness in Johnson County 2018

Homelessness in Johnson County 2018 ...
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Cost of Living in Johnson County 2017

Cost of Living in Johnson County 2017 ...
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A Plan to Increase Income through Employment

A Plan to Increase Income through Employment ...
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From Foster Care to Independence

From Foster Care to Independence ...
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Becoming Trauma Informed

Becoming Trauma Informed ...
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6 Counties, 2012-2016

6 Counties, 2012-2016 ...
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Johnson County, 2012-2016

Johnson County 2012-2016 ...
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Cass County, 2012-2016

Cass County 2012-2016 ...
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Clay County, 2012-2016

Clay County 2012-2016 ...
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Jackson County, 2012-2016

Clay County 2012-2016 ...
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Platte County, 2012-2016

Clay County 2012-2016 ...
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Wyandotte County, 2012-2016

Wyandotte County, 2012-2016 ...
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FY2018 Application for HUD CoC Funding; U.S. Census 2017 Poverty Estimates

UCS Posts FY2018 Application for HUD CoC Funding UCS acts as the lead agency for Johnson County's Continuum of Care ...
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New Director of Education and Planning; KS Prevention Conference 2018

UCS Announces New Director of Education and Planning UCS is pleased to announce Kristy Baughman will be joining our staff ...
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New Transitional Living Program; UCS Guest Editorial

New Transitional Living Program Opens in Johnson County This week reStart will be opening its Johnson County Transitional Living Program (youthStart) for single ...
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