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.

Unemployment and Housing Insecurity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Homelessness in Johnson County 2020

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Effects of COVID-19 on Income and Housing

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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 2014-2018

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Johnson County 2014-2018

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Wyandotte County 2014-2018

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Cass County 2014-2018

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Clay County 2014-2018

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Jackson County 2014-2018

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Platte County 2014-2018

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Enews 9-24-20: Jo Co CARES Funds; County Health Rankings; TAY Speaker Series; Census Data

2020 Census Deadline is September 30 Residents must submit their response before the end of the day on Wednesday, September ...
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Enews 9-11-20: 2020 Human Service Summit Summary; TAY Speaker Series

Summary Report 2020 UCS Human Service Summit — Build Our Housing Future UCS' 2020 Human Service Summit was unique in ...
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Enews 8-27-20: Summit Summary; TAY Speaker Series; 2020 Census to Count Homelessness

Great Response to UCS’ First VIRTUAL Human Services Summit Like countless other organizations, UCS is adapting its convening and collaborating ...
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