Prioritizing community investments to support the work of local human service organizations.
Homelessness: UCS acts as Johnson County's Continuum of Care on Homelessness' (CoC) lead agency and writes the collaborative application annually on behalf of local members. (Approx. $700,000)
Alcohol Tax Fund: UCS' Drug and Alcoholism Council of Johnson County, on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners and nine cities, oversees the allocation of local Alcohol Tax Funds to substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. In 2021, nearly 49,000 Johnson County residents benefited from 25 programs funded in part by Alcohol Tax Funds. In 2022, jurisdictions allocated approximately $2 million to 23 programs for direct services.
Human Service Fund: UCS leverages resources for programs that support safety net services which assist residents facing difficult circumstances, and promote economic security and personal safety. In 2021, over 44,000 Johnson County residents were able to access over 158,000 units of service -- including nights of safe shelter, healthcare and mental health and behavioral healthcare, food, rental and utility assistance, job training, financial counseling and more; these programs are designed to offer support and create opportunities to build self-sufficiency and well-being. In 2022, $410,830 was awarded to 19 programs.