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UNITED WAY OF TARRANT COUNTY

2015-2016 ANNUAL REPORT

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Our goal is to improve our community by addressing the issues of education, income & health, which are the underlying causes that affect most other areas. We have a 10-year strategy to improve Tarrant County by partnering with organizations to reach milestones we call BOLD GOALS.

$27.2 MILLION

2015-2016 Total Revenue

31,000

FWISD students visited
UNITED WAY GO CENTERS

84%

of FALL PREVENTION class participants left
MENTALLY & PHYSICALLY BETTER

$13.4MM

in Tax Refunds Generated by our VITA Program

LEARN WELL

OUR INCOME INITIATIVE

 

2015-2016 Results

  • 4,753 at-risk students and parents participated in a United Way-funded Learn Well initiative in 2015-2016.
  • 92% of Crowley ISD students participating in LEARN WELL were promoted to the next grade on time.
  • 100% of Birdville ISD Parents As Teachers program participants learned one or more parenting skills.
  • 30,996 Fort Worth ISD students visited GO Centers supported by United Way.

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EARN WELL

OUR INCOME INITIATIVE

 

2015-2016 Results

  • 3,807 individuals enrolled in EARN WELL programs
  • 65% increased their income
  • $1,468 average monthly increase
  • $387,292 in new savings
  • $231,907 worth of reduced debt

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LIVE WELL

OUR HEALTH INITIATIVE

2015-2016 Results

  • 8,400 lives were touched by LIVE WELL programs.
  • $11.4 million in reduced nursing home costs for families and taxpayers.
  • $2.9 million reduction in healthcare costs from evidence-based fall prevention and chronic disease management programs.
  • 84% of A Matter of Balance fall prevention class participants felt better physically and mentally.
  • 8 in 10 Diabetes Salud! diabetes management participants decreased blood sugar levels by more than 10%.
  • 92% of people receiving caregiver education or respite care were able to delay placing their loved ones with dementia in nursing homes.
  • 74% of caregivers participating in REACH, an evidence based education program, reported improvement in their quality of life.

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VOLUNTEER

United Way volunteers understand when we all LIVE UNITED,  we are fighting to advance the education, financial stability and health of every person, in every community throughout TARRANT COUNTY.

UNITED WAY VOLUNTEERS

4,876

 

SERVICE HOURS

39,008

 

VALUED AT

$975,000

 

VOLUNTEER PROJECT TYPES INCLUDED:

The Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (AAATC) works with local organizations to develop and provide services that benefit older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. These services include benefits counseling, long-term care ombudsmen, caregiver services and nutrition programs.

49k SERVED

25k Education & Outreach

12k Partnered Services

9k Direct Services

3k Case Management Support

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2-1-1: Free Information and Referral 24/7

2-1-1 Texas at United Way of Tarrant County has served more than 1.1 million callers over the last 5 years, connecting people with services. The most requested needs in 2015 were housing/shelter/utilities (34%), food/meals (24%), and income support and assistance (20%). Of the 190,000 calls received in 2015, 30,000 were from people 60+ or their caregivers. 2-1-1 also helps active duty and military veterans and their families by assessing the needs of people who inquire about veteran services and providing information about local programs. The top needs of veterans and their families were electric service payment assistance (19%), rent payment assistance(15%), and food pantries (9%).

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FINANCIALS

 

 

 

UNITED WAY OF TARRANT COUNTY

2015-2016 ANNUAL REPORT

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