Your gift to United Way—whether it's money, your time, or your voice—is creating change in our community. Here's what our funded projects have achieved during FY 2011-12 alone.
Early Childhood Education
- 166 kids gained access to early childhood education services.
- 100% arrived at kindergarten with needed skills and support.
- Healthy socio-emotional development of kids through parenting workshops and parent-child interactive groups.
Children, Youth and Young Adult Success
- 1,796 youth gained access to tools for success.
- 81% gained the resources and skills for work and life.
- After-school programs, community service participation and homework assistance.
Parent and Caregiver Education and Support
- 1,196 parents and caregivers got support.
- 95% got the resources and skills to support the children and youth in their care.
- Home visitation, parent workshops, resource awareness, and school activities.
Increased Financial Stability
- 5,710 people worked towards financial stability.
- 73% achieved their financial goals.
- Financial education and workshops, partnering with financial institutions, employment training and placement, computer skill development and EITC preparation and filings.
- 2,908 people contributed to community building.
- 94% built community connections and were active in the economic, social and civil life of the community.
- Advocacy, social support, community resources knowledge, assistance for community needs, mental health promotion, housing attainment, renters’ knowledge, reduced recidivism and increased community connections.
Supports for Seniors & Adults with Disabilities
- 853 seniors and/or adults with disabilities received supports.
- 61% lived safely and independently in their communities due to these supports.
- Benefits applications, permanent housing, connecting seniors to assistance, seniors choosing what assistance they need and medication management.
- 5,083 people received access to medical and/or dental care.
- 89% of individuals improved and maintained their physical health.
- Primary care services, disease prevention and management counseling, advocacy, nutrition education and healthy food consumption.
- 2,086 received access to mental health and/or addiction services.
- 97% improved their health and made informed healthy decisions.
- Mental health and addictions services.
Domestic & Family Violence Prevention
- 3,637 people received access to domestic and family violence prevention services.
- 94% maintained safety from domestic and family violence.
- Social networks, advocacy, resiliency, financial literacy, awareness and housing stability.
Information & Referral
- 95,343 people received information and referral services in our 4-county region.
- 100% increased their knowledge of available health and human services.
- 100% received appropriate referrals to health and human services providers.
- Through Hands On Greater Portland, 24,970 volunteer connections were made totaling 99,880 volunteer hours. We estimate that’s over $1.7 million worth of service of giving back to our community.
- Of that total number of volunteers, 998 individuals from companies that partner with United Way are connected to volunteer opportunities, accounting for 3,992 hours of service. That’s about $75,000 worth of work going back into the community.
- Through our partner, Project Access NOW, 3,839 people total increased their access to healthcare by enrolling in the program to receive healthcare services free of charge made possible by volunteer clinicians.
- 749 volunteers worked with individuals qualifying for the Earned Income Tax Credit filing tax returns through our EITC Initiative. That resulted in $5,061,980 in EITC dollars going back into families, and over $21 million going back into the community.
All outcomes are as assessed by individual partner providers.