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.

Mental Health Outcomes in the COVID-19 Era

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Young Children in Johnson County

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Johnson County Human Service Safety Net 2022

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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 5-12-22: 2022 Human Service Summit Registration Open; 2023 HSF Grant Cycle Open

2022 Human Service Summit Registration is Now Open! The 2023 Human Service Fund (HSF) Grant Cycle is Now Open! The ...
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Enews 4-21-22: Mortgage Relief Program; KHAF Application Assistance; Homeownership Resources Webinar; Planning Commissioners Event; Summit 2022

Kansas Housing Resource Center Launches Mortgage Relief Program Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) this week launched the Kansas Homeowner Assistance ...
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Enews 4-8-22: Young Children Fact Sheet; EFSP Grant Availability; CoC Awards Announced; Parent Connect Event; Summit 2022

UCS Releases a Fact Sheet on Young Children in Johnson County During the Week of the Young Child, UCS hopes ...
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