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2010-2018 Chenango United Way Community Impact Priority Areas
For Advancing the Common Good

National Focus Area Income Education Health
National Goal

Cut in Half the Number of Lower-Income Families Who Are Financially Unstable

Cut America’s High School Dropout Rate in Half

Increase by One-Third the Number of Youth and Adults Who Are Healthy and Avoid Risky Behaviors

Chenango County Vision Increase opportunities to address the long term financial security of Chenango County families by helping these families:
  • gain financial independence
  • increase income
  • build savings
  • and grow assets
so that they have reduced debt and are working toward goals such as postsecondary education, stable housing, business or retirement.

Examples:

Rehabilitate housing to accommodate families in need of affordable housing opportunities

Increase the number of families who have and actively utilize a bank account, with a focus on savings

Provide programs that help families to decrease debt

Provide programs that assist families facing mortgage delinquency or rental eviction

Provide workshops to teach community members about critical job skills

Provide programs that teach families basic skills to address the issues of illiteracy, housing instability and food insecurity.


Increase opportunities to improve the safety of youth, provide services for the disabled youth demographic and increase the school readiness and school completion rates of youths in Chenango County in order to help all youth achieve their full potential.


 

 

 

 

Examples:

Provide opportunities for youth and children to bond with peers, mentors and positive role models

Increase children’s success in school and desire for and appreciation of education

Provide safe places, life and job skills training and programs that build a child’s assets outside of traditional school hours

Provide programs that assist students in graduating high school on time

Provide programs that encourage the development of leadership skills, character building and service to others

Provide programs that assist parents in creating loving, nurturing relationships with their children


Increase opportunities to improve people’s health by focusing on efforts toward disease prevention, managing risk factors and increasing health awareness in order to specifically address the issue of the high rates of heart disease, obesity and oral/pharynx cancer in Chenango County.

 

 

 

 

Examples:

Promote wellness through preventative heath, nutrition and immunization programs

Minimize transportation barriers for those needing treatment and health care

Provide programs that address the high costs of healthcare for families who are uninsured or underinsured

Provide programs that address the dental needs of families

Provide programming to address the mental health needs of families

Give children the tools they need to make good, healthy decisions

 

 


ALICE projectThe United Way ALICE Project is a collaborative effort to improve the lives of vulnerable, low-income households. ALICE, a United Way acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is a way of defining and understanding our families, neighbors, and colleagues (men and women) who work hard, earn above the federal poverty level, but not enough to afford a basic household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and health care. ALICE households earn more than the U.S. poverty level, but less than the basic cost of living for the county (the ALICE Threshold). Combined, the number of poverty and ALICE households equals the total population struggling to afford basic needs. In Chenango County, this represents 40% of the total population (25% ALICE and 15% poverty).


Familywise

FamilyWize Prescription Drug Savings Program has helped 687 people save more than $88,596 to date on prescription drug costs in Chenango County. That is an average savings of 38% per prescription, which helps some Chenango County families not have to make choices between eating, paying rent or taking their critical medicines.

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