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.

Minimum Wage, Low Income Earnings, and Cost of Living in Johnson County

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Mental Health Outcomes in the COVID-19 Era

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Young Children in Johnson County

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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 County 2015-2019

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Johnson County 2015-2019

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Wyandotte County 2015-2019

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Cass County 2015-2019

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Clay County 2015-2019

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Platte County 2015-2019

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Jackson County 2015-2019

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Enews 9-15-22: Hispanic Heritage Month; Job Fair; Digital Equity Workshops; One Small Step; KS Homeowner Assistance Fund

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Every Day By Erik Erazo Executive Director of Student & Community Engagement, Olathe Public Schools Board Member, ...
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Enews 9-1-22: One Small Step; Racial Equity Roundtable; KS Homeowner Assistance Fund

Take One Small Step with UCS Why does it feel like it's so hard to connect with those around us, ...
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Enews 8-18-22: Employees Value Engagement; Disparate Opportunities for Remote Work; Annual Health Summit; KS Homeowner Assistance Fund

What Matters Most to Employees? Engagement. By Janet Barrow Director of Human Resources and Administration, WaterOne Board Member, UCS Since ...
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