In order to create positive solutions for social issues on a large scale, individuals and organizations must align efforts and work collectively towards clearly defined goals. United Way’s collective impact approach addresses people’s immediate needs, but also works collaboratively with other partners in the community towards change. It is about investing in the present as well as the future.
$4.9 Million in investments
were provided through grants, programs, and services for adults, children, and seniors in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble County from United Way.
132,000 Calls for Help
from local residents were answered through United Way’s helplink 2-1-1 information and referral service helpline. the number one request was for housing/utilities assistance.
96% of children
who participated in United Way’s Freedom Schools summer program improved their reading proficiency scores, classroom participation, and overall academic performance thanks to a total of 20,997 volunteer hours.
Our impact in…
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IMPACT
INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION
Total Investment: $500,000+
• Daycares attaining Quality Star Rating(s)*
• After-school programs focused on academic success, risk avoidance, and personal resiliency
• Special needs daycare for all developmental and learning abilities
• Teen parent education focusing on eliminating child abuse and neglect before it starts
• Youth mentoring, behavioral health, asset, and character development programs
• Academic support for early learning, third-grade reading, eighth-grade math, and high school graduation
INVESTMENTS IN HEALTH
Total Investment: $347,000+
• Advocacy, court accompaniment, legal, and counseling services for domestic violence victims and their children
• Community gardening, school gardening, and nutrition consciousness programming for all ages
• Home healthcare, visiting nurse, home-delivered meals, hot meals and socialization, exercise and health checks for seniors and those challenged with disability.
INVESTMENTS IN FINANCIAL STABILITY
Total Investment: $103,000+
• Work readiness and certification training in areas like forklift training, construction, and OSHA certifications.
• Life skills training for adults with little to no work experience and complex needs.
• Family Stability Program resources and case management support for families struggling to meet basic needs.
In addition to investments in Education, Health, and Financial Stability, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area invested more than $230,000 in emergency services. Program funding in this area provides basic need services for individuals and families experiencing financial crisis. Program services in this area provide support with Emergency Food, Freedom from Violence, Disaster Response Supports, Emergency Shelter, and Prescription Assistance.
All funding decisions are made by volunteers who live and work in Montgomery County.
GREENE COUNTY IMPACT
Total Investment: $149,000+
Step Up to Quality:
• 28 childcare centers received the accreditation they need before 2020 to be able to accept low-income children (Title XX).
Family Violence Prevention:
• 6,083 safe shelter nights were given to 179 clients receiving wraparound case management to support stability.
• 667 survivors of domestic violence received information about their legal rights, assistance in preparation for court appearances, and were connected to appropriate resources and community partners.
Raising Ready Kids:
• 374 children received before and after school care and help with their homework.
Family and Youth Initiatives:
• 136 expectant mothers and families were counseled, provided parenting classes, and given resources needed to provide for their families and children.
• 12 seniors were given 174 hours of free legal assistance.
Home Delivered Meals:
• 555 seniors had home-delivered meals and were connected with assistance.
• 136 homeless individuals were given a place to stay and received assistance needed to obtain permanent housing.
Hunger Relief Greene County:
• 632,984 individual meals served to Greene County residents.
All funding decision are made by volunteers who live and work in Greene County.
PREBLE COUNTY IMPACT
Total Investment: $90,000+
Emergency Assistance Program:
• 1,947 community members provided critical services to help them gain control of their emergency situation including 632 children and teenagers.
• 5,499 hours of homemaking services provided to 156 seniors, providing them with a higher quality of life while remaining independent in their own homes.
Home Delivered Meals:
• 30,260 meals delivered to 254 seniors, providing a wellness check, social interaction, and assistance with small daily tasks.
*Average monthly waitlist of 50 seniors
Domestic Violence Shelter and Hotline:
• 1,585 bed nights, along with crisis intervention and safety planning provided to 84 women in need.
Senior Home Repair:
• 169 repairs completed for seniors in need, allowing them to remain safely living independently.
• 31 community members, including 5 children spent a total of 91 nights in cold shelter when temperatures and wind chills were below 32 degrees. All were connected to services.
• 73 homeless community members, including 6 under the age of 12 were provided with 2,983 nights in shelter while receiving wraparound case management to support stability.
• 128 individuals increased community involvement through the attainment of skills needed to become independent, work experience and successful employment.
Raising Ready Kids:
• 65 childcare professionals received training focusing on the language, cognitive, social and emotional development of children ages birth through five.
Hunger Relief Preble County:
• 181,221 meals provided to 3,518 hungry individuals and families in Preble County.
All funding decisions are made by volunteers who live and work in Preble County.