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- Here's What You Need to Know About Claiming Your United Way Donation This tax season
- And The Nominees Are.....
- How You Can be an Advocate for Student Mental Health in Your Community!
- JUST ANNOUNCED: 2018 United Way Top 50 Most Generous Workplaces
- Congratulations to the LIVE UNITED Award Winners!
- How VITA is helping hard working tax payers receive more on their tax returns
- Register for the 2018 35 Under 35 Celebration Ceremony on June 7
- A Lesson In Leadership
- United Way's 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program Celebrates 10 Years
- UNITED for Child Care Training Event Materials
- Gobble It Up Pre-Orders OPEN!
- Story Squad: Kid's Storytime with United Way
- Eggs & Issues: The State of Local Child Care & Its Impact on Workforce Development
- Join us for the 2018 United Way Kick Off Event!
- 2019 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program Applications Now Available!
- 2018 Women UNITED Luncheon & Silent Auction
- 35 Women With One Thing In Common, A Desire to Make A Difference: United Way's 35 Under 35 Program
- Are You Up for the (Social Media) Challenge!?
- 2018 LIVE UNITED T-shirt & UNITED Acts of Kindness Day
- 2018 Campaign Video: I Wish My Teacher Knew
- A Song to Say Thank You
- Women UNITED Luncheon & Silent Auction Raffle WINNERS
- UNITED for Student Mental Health - Mental Health Services Expanded to 6 Rural Schools in ND
- Here’s What You Need to Know About Claiming Your United Way Donation This tax season
- Nominate YOUR Organization for LIVE UNITED Leader of the Year!
- Join us to Recognize Generosity in Our Community!
- And The Nominees Are...
- United Way of Cass-Clay: James' Story
- Congratulations to the LIVE UNITED Awards Winners!
- JUST ANNOUNCED: 2019 United Way Top 50 Most Generous Workplaces
- Community Collaborations: United Way Receives Presidents' Award for Community Partner
- Women UNITE to Share a Love of Learning
- Help Encourage Kids to Succeed on Their First Day of School
- The Route to Removing Barriers for Employment - United Way Helps Expand Transportation Services
- Pre Order Info for Hornbacher's Gobble It Up for United Way $5 Lunch
- A Backpacks Impact: The United Way School Supply Drive
- Will You Accept the Women UNITED Challenge?!
- Register now for the 2019 Kick Off Event on September 18
- Home For Good: Give Now to Help Welcome Families Home - For Good.
- Community Kickoff Event
- Location Unveiled for the Future Home of United Way of Cass-Clay
- 2021 Women UNITED Golf Scramble
- Hornbacher’s Gobble It Up for United Way
- Watch the Community Kickoff Event
- Roers Chili Feed – Get your Cup of Chili Sept 15-29
- Taking Action to Help Families in Need - How the Coronavirus Response Fund is Helping
- United Way moving Dec. 18
- Our New Location: What You Need to Know
- Reaching Out: A space to serve our region for generations.
- LIVE UNITED Awards & Annual Meeting on March 25 – Join the Virtual Watch Party
- United Way is on AmazonSmile - a percent of your purchase can help families locally
- Home for Good Baskets Provide Hope
- 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program Celebration
- Choice Bank’s Commitment to Preventing Homelessness
- School Supply Drive - Donate
- School Supply Drive - Distribution
- Host Your Own Virtual Drive
- Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential™ presented by Emerging Leaders
BOLD Goal 3: Help People be Independent
Why we invest
We know what makes us healthy is more than just clinical care, genes and biology. 80% of what makes an individual healthy is where one lives, works and plays. There is an increased need for mental and behavioral health services in our community. This need intensifies when paired with the many barriers faced by individuals and families who are economically disadvantaged and underserved.
- Low-income individuals are nearly 2.5 times more likely to have depression
- 1 in 4 (26%) families spend too large of a percent of their income on housing and are considered housing cost burdened
- Increase access and reduce barriers to health and behavioral resources
- Increase access and reduce barriers to social and vocational opportunities
- Continued to support individuals to be able to maintain appropriate level of independent living
- Expanded trauma informed care and coordination for those who have experienced abuse or trauma
- 890 individuals were able to maintain appropriate level of independent living
- 4,420 individuals received trauma informed care and services
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are more common than we think. According to the Center for Disease Control, 61% of adults surveyed reported having experienced at least one type of ACE, and nearly 1 in 6 reported they had experienced four or more types of ACEs. We know ACEs can have lasting, negative effects on health, well-being, and opportunity. We use a targeted approach by partnering with community-based nonprofits to provide trauma-informed care and services for those who have experienced abuse and trauma in order to help them heal and be independent. Of clients who received trauma care and services in 2020:
- 94% were able to significantly improve mental health or stress symptoms because of these services
Looking Forward to 2021
In 2021, we are preparing to finalize future investments to support independence through building social capital, social connection, and access to living wages. This investment will be targeted specifically to help low-income and historically marginalized families to be independent and build a better tomorrow for everyone in our community.
If you are a non-profit looking for funding, applications will be available fall 2023.
For more information, please see the previous Notice of Funding Available.