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2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

CREATING PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY More than a half-million people in the metro area are living at or near poverty, an annual income of $44,100 or less for a family of four.1

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW UNITED WAY IS CREATING PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY IN THE AREAS OF BASIC NEEDS, EDUCATION AND HEALTH, VISIT: WWW.UNITEDWAYTWINCITIES.ORG

United Way’s efforts target adults and children living at or near the poverty level. Our work focuses on three areas—basic needs, education and health—that attack poverty on multiple, interconnected fronts.

When you join the movement to LIVE UNITED, you help make this community better for all of us.

1. United States Department of Health and Human Services. The 2009 HHS Poverty Guidelines.

2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

United Way chose these areas because they provide a safety net for those in immediate crisis and invest in prevention strategies to reduce poverty in the future. United Way–supported programs provide measurable results that are reported annually in our Scorecard.

LIVE UNITED


2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

CREATING PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY More than a half-million people in the metro area are living at or near poverty, an annual income of $44,100 or less for a family of four.1

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW UNITED WAY IS CREATING PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY IN THE AREAS OF BASIC NEEDS, EDUCATION AND HEALTH, VISIT: WWW.UNITEDWAYTWINCITIES.ORG

United Way’s efforts target adults and children living at or near the poverty level. Our work focuses on three areas—basic needs, education and health—that attack poverty on multiple, interconnected fronts.

When you join the movement to LIVE UNITED, you help make this community better for all of us.

1. United States Department of Health and Human Services. The 2009 HHS Poverty Guidelines.

2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

United Way chose these areas because they provide a safety net for those in immediate crisis and invest in prevention strategies to reduce poverty in the future. United Way–supported programs provide measurable results that are reported annually in our Scorecard.

LIVE UNITED


2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

BASIC NEEDS HUNGER

United Way and its partners stabilize people in crisis with emergency food, safe shelter and housing services, provide job skills needed to increase earnings and support families addressing domestic violence. Meeting basic needs is critical to helping our most vulnerable neighbors move up and out of poverty on their way to financial stability.

HOUSING STABILITY

INCREASE EARNINGS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

EDUCATION EARLY LEARNING

United Way and its partners focus on three crucial stages in a child’s education: early childhood education, reading by third grade and quality out-of-school-time programming. Investing early to get kids on the right track helps ensure that the next generation is fully prepared to lead and work in our community.

READING BY THIRD GRADE

QUALITY OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME

HEALTH

United Way and its partners provide access to health care for uninsured people, help children and youth learn healthy behaviors that prevent future problems and provide support to thousands of older adults and people living with disabilities so they can remain independent. Many of our strategies are based in prevention; action taken now will provide long-term benefits for our community.

HEALTH CARE ACCESS

HEALTHY BEHAVIORS

MAXIMIZING INDEPENDENCE

GOAL: Increase food in the emergency food system by an additional 8.5 million pounds, feeding 36,300 more hungry people.

GOAL: Provide shelter and/or housing services to 25,000 people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

GOAL: Increase earnings for 12,550 people through job training, earned tax credits and more.

GOAL: Provide safety services to 80,000 people resolving domestic violence.

GOAL: Ensure 9,000 children are fully prepared for kindergarten or age-appropriate in development.

GOAL: Support 7,000 children to read at grade level by third grade.

GOAL: Support 30,000 youth in quality outof-school programs.

GOAL: Provide health care for 100,000 uninsured people.

GOAL: Engage 19,750 people (youth and pregnant women*) in healthy, preventive behaviors.

GOAL: Help 100,000 older adults and those living with disabilities maximize their independence.

RESULT: An additional 17.6 million pounds of food were raised for the emergency food system, feeding more than 75,000 additional people and nearly doubling our target.

RESULT: More than 31,400 people who were homeless or at risk of being homeless were assisted.

RESULT: Nearly 10,400 people were helped through job training programs, tax credits and other efforts. As indicated below, although 2009 results were short of goal, results from 2008 far exceeded the target and multi-year progress is in line with expectations.

RESULT: More than 89,400 adults and children received safety services while resolving domestic violence issues.

RESULT: More than 9,250 children were served through parent education or in quality childcare programs, supporting ageappropriate development.

RESULT: More than 7,200 children

RESULT: More than 32,300 youth were engaged in quality out-of-school programs offering enrichment and academic opportunities.

RESULT: More than 119,800 uninsured people received access to health care.

RESULT: More than 25,000 youth* received preventive care services through health and dental screenings, obesity and diabetes prevention and more.

RESULT: More than 109,000 older adults and those living with disabilities maximized their independence so they can continue living in their homes.

HIGHLIGHT: United Way’s investment in Metro Alliance for Healthy Families provides targeted and continual home visits to support more than 800 low-income, highly challenged, first-time young parents and their infants. These families are often non– English speaking and move frequently due to financial challenges.

HIGHLIGHT: United Way’s investment in Parent Liaisons in select Bloomington schools helps address obstacles facing families with limited resources. Bilingual Parent Liaisons meet regularly with about 100 families to provide referrals to needed resources, including access to emergency food, help with housing stability and more.

HIGHLIGHT: A United Way-supported pilot

HIGHLIGHT: In partnership with United Way, the University of Minnesota and W.I.S.E. Charter School (Woodson Institute for School Excellence) are creating a healthy school environment for more than 300 at-risk youth through comprehensive obesity and diabetes prevention programming.

HIGHLIGHT: New technologies are helping people remain independent when addressing stroke, traumatic brain injury and other issues. The Interactive Metronome is a computer-based training program that improves attention and coordination. Courage Center, through United Way funded programs, serves tens of thousands of people with supportive technologies, so they can lead more productive and independent lives.

PROGRESS TOWARD ACHIEVING HUNGER GOAL

60000 50000 40000 30000 20000 10000

2007 ANNUAL GOAL

2008

2009

ACHIEVED

PROGRESS TOWARD INCREASING EARNINGS

35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

HIGHLIGHT: A $175,000 start-up grant from United Way was the catalyst for an innovative public/nonprofit partnership. “Bridges to Safety” serves Ramsey County with legal and advocacy support, housing and financial planning assistance, health, mental health and chemical dependency support—all under one roof in St. Paul. More than 4,000 individuals receive services each year.

clinic for delivering health care is on-site in Brooklyn Center High School. It will serve 2,000 at-risk children and youth from the area annually. By locating the clinic within a school, access to integrated primary health, mental health and dental services will be more efficient and follow-up care will improve.

* Pregnant women are a small portion of United Way’s Bright Smiles goal, which is preventive dental care.

INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING PREVENTIVE SERVICES

20000

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

70000

HIGHLIGHT: Steady employment is critical to getting ahead. In 2009, United Way job training programs helped nearly 6,500 people get and keep their job for at least six months.

PROGRESS TOWARD INCREASING HOUSING STABILITY 40000

80000

0

HIGHLIGHT: Rapid Re-housing moves homeless families quickly from shelters into stable housing. This timely transition stabilizes a family’s current crisis and provides support while they get back on their feet. Last year, more than 400 families were helped through Rapid Re-housing.

HIGHLIGHT: Transportation is a critical obstacle to youth participation in programs. United Way supports year-round transportation that serves 2,000 youth and enables participation in quality out-of-school programs.

2007 ANNUAL GOAL

2008 ACHIEVED

2009

15000 10000 5000 0

2007 ANNUAL GOAL

2008 ACHIEVED

2009

The areas of

HUNGER, INCREASE EARNINGS, HOUSING STABILITY AND HEALTHY BEHAVIORS include charts illustrating results from new strategic funding.

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

HIGHLIGHT: When people visit United Way–supported food shelves, they also receive referrals to other programs they may qualify for through Bridges to Benefits, an eligibility screening tool. More than 320,000 referrals were made to additional programs or emergency services in 2009.

(kindergarten through third grade) in our community received help in learning to read.

30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

2008 ANNUAL GOAL

2009 ACHIEVED


2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

BASIC NEEDS HUNGER

United Way and its partners stabilize people in crisis with emergency food, safe shelter and housing services, provide job skills needed to increase earnings and support families addressing domestic violence. Meeting basic needs is critical to helping our most vulnerable neighbors move up and out of poverty on their way to financial stability.

HOUSING STABILITY

INCREASE EARNINGS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

EDUCATION EARLY LEARNING

United Way and its partners focus on three crucial stages in a child’s education: early childhood education, reading by third grade and quality out-of-school-time programming. Investing early to get kids on the right track helps ensure that the next generation is fully prepared to lead and work in our community.

READING BY THIRD GRADE

QUALITY OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME

HEALTH

United Way and its partners provide access to health care for uninsured people, help children and youth learn healthy behaviors that prevent future problems and provide support to thousands of older adults and people living with disabilities so they can remain independent. Many of our strategies are based in prevention; action taken now will provide long-term benefits for our community.

HEALTH CARE ACCESS

HEALTHY BEHAVIORS

MAXIMIZING INDEPENDENCE

GOAL: Increase food in the emergency food system by an additional 8.5 million pounds, feeding 36,300 more hungry people.

GOAL: Provide shelter and/or housing services to 25,000 people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

GOAL: Increase earnings for 12,550 people through job training, earned tax credits and more.

GOAL: Provide safety services to 80,000 people resolving domestic violence.

GOAL: Ensure 9,000 children are fully prepared for kindergarten or age-appropriate in development.

GOAL: Support 7,000 children to read at grade level by third grade.

GOAL: Support 30,000 youth in quality outof-school programs.

GOAL: Provide health care for 100,000 uninsured people.

GOAL: Engage 19,750 people (youth and pregnant women*) in healthy, preventive behaviors.

GOAL: Help 100,000 older adults and those living with disabilities maximize their independence.

RESULT: An additional 17.6 million pounds of food were raised for the emergency food system, feeding more than 75,000 additional people and nearly doubling our target.

RESULT: More than 31,400 people who were homeless or at risk of being homeless were assisted.

RESULT: Nearly 10,400 people were helped through job training programs, tax credits and other efforts. As indicated below, although 2009 results were short of goal, results from 2008 far exceeded the target and multi-year progress is in line with expectations.

RESULT: More than 89,400 adults and children received safety services while resolving domestic violence issues.

RESULT: More than 9,250 children were served through parent education or in quality childcare programs, supporting ageappropriate development.

RESULT: More than 7,200 children

RESULT: More than 32,300 youth were engaged in quality out-of-school programs offering enrichment and academic opportunities.

RESULT: More than 119,800 uninsured people received access to health care.

RESULT: More than 25,000 youth* received preventive care services through health and dental screenings, obesity and diabetes prevention and more.

RESULT: More than 109,000 older adults and those living with disabilities maximized their independence so they can continue living in their homes.

HIGHLIGHT: United Way’s investment in Metro Alliance for Healthy Families provides targeted and continual home visits to support more than 800 low-income, highly challenged, first-time young parents and their infants. These families are often non– English speaking and move frequently due to financial challenges.

HIGHLIGHT: United Way’s investment in Parent Liaisons in select Bloomington schools helps address obstacles facing families with limited resources. Bilingual Parent Liaisons meet regularly with about 100 families to provide referrals to needed resources, including access to emergency food, help with housing stability and more.

HIGHLIGHT: A United Way-supported pilot

HIGHLIGHT: In partnership with United Way, the University of Minnesota and W.I.S.E. Charter School (Woodson Institute for School Excellence) are creating a healthy school environment for more than 300 at-risk youth through comprehensive obesity and diabetes prevention programming.

HIGHLIGHT: New technologies are helping people remain independent when addressing stroke, traumatic brain injury and other issues. The Interactive Metronome is a computer-based training program that improves attention and coordination. Courage Center, through United Way funded programs, serves tens of thousands of people with supportive technologies, so they can lead more productive and independent lives.

PROGRESS TOWARD ACHIEVING HUNGER GOAL

60000 50000 40000 30000 20000 10000

2007 ANNUAL GOAL

2008

2009

ACHIEVED

PROGRESS TOWARD INCREASING EARNINGS

35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

HIGHLIGHT: A $175,000 start-up grant from United Way was the catalyst for an innovative public/nonprofit partnership. “Bridges to Safety” serves Ramsey County with legal and advocacy support, housing and financial planning assistance, health, mental health and chemical dependency support—all under one roof in St. Paul. More than 4,000 individuals receive services each year.

clinic for delivering health care is on-site in Brooklyn Center High School. It will serve 2,000 at-risk children and youth from the area annually. By locating the clinic within a school, access to integrated primary health, mental health and dental services will be more efficient and follow-up care will improve.

* Pregnant women are a small portion of United Way’s Bright Smiles goal, which is preventive dental care.

INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING PREVENTIVE SERVICES

20000

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

70000

HIGHLIGHT: Steady employment is critical to getting ahead. In 2009, United Way job training programs helped nearly 6,500 people get and keep their job for at least six months.

PROGRESS TOWARD INCREASING HOUSING STABILITY 40000

80000

0

HIGHLIGHT: Rapid Re-housing moves homeless families quickly from shelters into stable housing. This timely transition stabilizes a family’s current crisis and provides support while they get back on their feet. Last year, more than 400 families were helped through Rapid Re-housing.

HIGHLIGHT: Transportation is a critical obstacle to youth participation in programs. United Way supports year-round transportation that serves 2,000 youth and enables participation in quality out-of-school programs.

2007 ANNUAL GOAL

2008 ACHIEVED

2009

15000 10000 5000 0

2007 ANNUAL GOAL

2008 ACHIEVED

2009

The areas of

HUNGER, INCREASE EARNINGS, HOUSING STABILITY AND HEALTHY BEHAVIORS include charts illustrating results from new strategic funding.

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

HIGHLIGHT: When people visit United Way–supported food shelves, they also receive referrals to other programs they may qualify for through Bridges to Benefits, an eligibility screening tool. More than 320,000 referrals were made to additional programs or emergency services in 2009.

(kindergarten through third grade) in our community received help in learning to read.

30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

2008 ANNUAL GOAL

2009 ACHIEVED


2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

BASIC NEEDS HUNGER

United Way and its partners stabilize people in crisis with emergency food, safe shelter and housing services, provide job skills needed to increase earnings and support families addressing domestic violence. Meeting basic needs is critical to helping our most vulnerable neighbors move up and out of poverty on their way to financial stability.

HOUSING STABILITY

INCREASE EARNINGS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

EDUCATION EARLY LEARNING

United Way and its partners focus on three crucial stages in a child’s education: early childhood education, reading by third grade and quality out-of-school-time programming. Investing early to get kids on the right track helps ensure that the next generation is fully prepared to lead and work in our community.

READING BY THIRD GRADE

QUALITY OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME

HEALTH

United Way and its partners provide access to health care for uninsured people, help children and youth learn healthy behaviors that prevent future problems and provide support to thousands of older adults and people living with disabilities so they can remain independent. Many of our strategies are based in prevention; action taken now will provide long-term benefits for our community.

HEALTH CARE ACCESS

HEALTHY BEHAVIORS

MAXIMIZING INDEPENDENCE

GOAL: Increase food in the emergency food system by an additional 8.5 million pounds, feeding 36,300 more hungry people.

GOAL: Provide shelter and/or housing services to 25,000 people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

GOAL: Increase earnings for 12,550 people through job training, earned tax credits and more.

GOAL: Provide safety services to 80,000 people resolving domestic violence.

GOAL: Ensure 9,000 children are fully prepared for kindergarten or age-appropriate in development.

GOAL: Support 7,000 children to read at grade level by third grade.

GOAL: Support 30,000 youth in quality outof-school programs.

GOAL: Provide health care for 100,000 uninsured people.

GOAL: Engage 19,750 people (youth and pregnant women*) in healthy, preventive behaviors.

GOAL: Help 100,000 older adults and those living with disabilities maximize their independence.

RESULT: An additional 17.6 million pounds of food were raised for the emergency food system, feeding more than 75,000 additional people and nearly doubling our target.

RESULT: More than 31,400 people who were homeless or at risk of being homeless were assisted.

RESULT: Nearly 10,400 people were helped through job training programs, tax credits and other efforts. As indicated below, although 2009 results were short of goal, results from 2008 far exceeded the target and multi-year progress is in line with expectations.

RESULT: More than 89,400 adults and children received safety services while resolving domestic violence issues.

RESULT: More than 9,250 children were served through parent education or in quality childcare programs, supporting ageappropriate development.

RESULT: More than 7,200 children

RESULT: More than 32,300 youth were engaged in quality out-of-school programs offering enrichment and academic opportunities.

RESULT: More than 119,800 uninsured people received access to health care.

RESULT: More than 25,000 youth* received preventive care services through health and dental screenings, obesity and diabetes prevention and more.

RESULT: More than 109,000 older adults and those living with disabilities maximized their independence so they can continue living in their homes.

HIGHLIGHT: United Way’s investment in Metro Alliance for Healthy Families provides targeted and continual home visits to support more than 800 low-income, highly challenged, first-time young parents and their infants. These families are often non– English speaking and move frequently due to financial challenges.

HIGHLIGHT: United Way’s investment in Parent Liaisons in select Bloomington schools helps address obstacles facing families with limited resources. Bilingual Parent Liaisons meet regularly with about 100 families to provide referrals to needed resources, including access to emergency food, help with housing stability and more.

HIGHLIGHT: A United Way-supported pilot

HIGHLIGHT: In partnership with United Way, the University of Minnesota and W.I.S.E. Charter School (Woodson Institute for School Excellence) are creating a healthy school environment for more than 300 at-risk youth through comprehensive obesity and diabetes prevention programming.

HIGHLIGHT: New technologies are helping people remain independent when addressing stroke, traumatic brain injury and other issues. The Interactive Metronome is a computer-based training program that improves attention and coordination. Courage Center, through United Way funded programs, serves tens of thousands of people with supportive technologies, so they can lead more productive and independent lives.

PROGRESS TOWARD ACHIEVING HUNGER GOAL

60000 50000 40000 30000 20000 10000

2007 ANNUAL GOAL

2008

2009

ACHIEVED

PROGRESS TOWARD INCREASING EARNINGS

35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

HIGHLIGHT: A $175,000 start-up grant from United Way was the catalyst for an innovative public/nonprofit partnership. “Bridges to Safety” serves Ramsey County with legal and advocacy support, housing and financial planning assistance, health, mental health and chemical dependency support—all under one roof in St. Paul. More than 4,000 individuals receive services each year.

clinic for delivering health care is on-site in Brooklyn Center High School. It will serve 2,000 at-risk children and youth from the area annually. By locating the clinic within a school, access to integrated primary health, mental health and dental services will be more efficient and follow-up care will improve.

* Pregnant women are a small portion of United Way’s Bright Smiles goal, which is preventive dental care.

INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING PREVENTIVE SERVICES

20000

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

70000

HIGHLIGHT: Steady employment is critical to getting ahead. In 2009, United Way job training programs helped nearly 6,500 people get and keep their job for at least six months.

PROGRESS TOWARD INCREASING HOUSING STABILITY 40000

80000

0

HIGHLIGHT: Rapid Re-housing moves homeless families quickly from shelters into stable housing. This timely transition stabilizes a family’s current crisis and provides support while they get back on their feet. Last year, more than 400 families were helped through Rapid Re-housing.

HIGHLIGHT: Transportation is a critical obstacle to youth participation in programs. United Way supports year-round transportation that serves 2,000 youth and enables participation in quality out-of-school programs.

2007 ANNUAL GOAL

2008 ACHIEVED

2009

15000 10000 5000 0

2007 ANNUAL GOAL

2008 ACHIEVED

2009

The areas of

HUNGER, INCREASE EARNINGS, HOUSING STABILITY AND HEALTHY BEHAVIORS include charts illustrating results from new strategic funding.

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

HIGHLIGHT: When people visit United Way–supported food shelves, they also receive referrals to other programs they may qualify for through Bridges to Benefits, an eligibility screening tool. More than 320,000 referrals were made to additional programs or emergency services in 2009.

(kindergarten through third grade) in our community received help in learning to read.

30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

2008 ANNUAL GOAL

2009 ACHIEVED


2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

CREATING PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY More than a half-million people in the metro area are living at or near poverty, an annual income of $44,100 or less for a family of four.1

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW UNITED WAY IS CREATING PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY IN THE AREAS OF BASIC NEEDS, EDUCATION AND HEALTH, VISIT: WWW.UNITEDWAYTWINCITIES.ORG

United Way’s efforts target adults and children living at or near the poverty level. Our work focuses on three areas—basic needs, education and health—that attack poverty on multiple, interconnected fronts.

When you join the movement to LIVE UNITED, you help make this community better for all of us.

1. United States Department of Health and Human Services. The 2009 HHS Poverty Guidelines.

2009/2010 COMMUNITY SCORECARD

United Way chose these areas because they provide a safety net for those in immediate crisis and invest in prevention strategies to reduce poverty in the future. United Way–supported programs provide measurable results that are reported annually in our Scorecard.

LIVE UNITED


Community Scorecard 2009/2010