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REAL PROBLEMS | REAL SOLUTIONS

United Way tackles social issues within Education, Income and Health to create lasting change in the community. 

PROBLEM:

  • Many youth are not completing high school in 4 years
  • These youth will face lower paying jobs & financial instability
  • This cycle creates a burden on the Tarrant County community

 

SOLUTION:

GO CENTER

GO Centers have full-time College and Career Readiness Coaches provided by United Way help students learn about career options and how to apply for college admission, scholarships and financial aid. They provide one-on-one mentoring to the most at-risk students.

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PROBLEM:

  • Millions of low-income working families struggle financially
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), helps low-wage working families keep more of what they earn
  • But, 20% of those eligible do not claim the credit.

 

SOLUTION:

VITA

United Way’s VITA program provides FREE income tax preparation services. Volunteers are IRS trained and certified to prepare tax returns. Provides FREE, high quality services at convenient locations throughout Tarrant County. In 2016, VITA generated over $13 Million in Refunds.

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PROBLEM:

  • 29 Millions Americans have Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes lowers life expectancy by up to 15 years
  • 25% of Americans with Diabetes are undiagnosed

 

SOLUTION:

Diabetes Salud!

This bilingual program offers people with diabetes free individual counseling and education on how to manage their diabetes in order to improve or maintain their health. The services are provided at North Texas Area Community Health Centers, and insurance is not required.

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YOUR GIFT helps improve lives throughout Tarrant County.