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.

Census 2019 Population and Poverty Estimates for Johnson County

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Unemployment and Housing Insecurity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Homelessness in Johnson County 2020

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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 10-22-20: COVID-19 Impact on Unemployment; Racial Equity and Inclusion at UCS; Housing Task Force

COVID-19 Impact on Unemployment Figures and Low Wage Earners in Johnson County The overall unemployment rate for Johnson County was ...
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Enews 10-8-20: Census Data; Racial Equity & Inclusion; TAY Speaker Series; Discount Child Care

U.S. Census Bureau releases 2019 population and poverty estimates Johnson County’s 2019 annual average unemployment rate was at a 5-year ...
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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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