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.

Poverty in Johnson County Cities: 5-Year Census Estimates

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Poverty and Economic Insecurity in Greater Kansas City 2019

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Census 2019 Population and Poverty Estimates for 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 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 1-12-21: Annual Meeting Summary; Public Policy Forum Summary; PIT Count

UCS Reflects on a Year of Challenges and Celebrates a Strong Community Approximately 150 community members participated in the 2020 ...
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Enews 11-24-20: Register for UCS Virtual Events in December: Annual Meeting, Public Policy Forum, Children’s Coordinating Council

UCS Annual Meeting will be virtual this year! UCS Public Policy Forum Children's Coordinating Council ...
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Enews 11-13-20: Poverty Rate in Greater KC; Children’s Coordinating Council Meeting; UCS Annual Meeting

Profile of Greater Kansas City Region Recent data from the 2019 U.S. Census American Community Survey show a slight increase ...
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