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: 8-4-22: Minimum Wage Fact Sheet; 2022 CoC NOFO Released; Annual Health Summit; KS Homeowner Assistance Fund

Fact Sheet: A Case for Raising the Minimum Wage The national minimum wage was created by Congress under the Fair ...
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Enews 7-21-22: Homelessness PIT Count Data; CoC FY2022 Application; United Way Impact 100 Organization; Health Summit; KS Homeowner Assistance Fund

UCS Releases Annual Point-in-Time Count and Data on Homelessness Johnson County’s Continuum of Care on Homelessness is a collaboration of ...
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Enews 7-7-22: Youth & Social Media Mental Health Event Summary; Summer Lunches for Kids; Stress Management Tools; KS Homeowner Assistance Fund

UCS Hosts Event Addressing Youth, Social Media, and Mental Health A study conducted by Common Sense Media reported that teens ...
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