OUR COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES & PROGRAMS

WE EMPOWER DONORS, VOLUNTEERS, BUSINESSES, GOVERNMENTS, NONPROFITS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS TO INVEST IN NEIGHBORS FOR A BETTER DENTON COUNTY COMMUNITY.

We LIVE UNITED to help children and families succeed, to guide & serve Veterans and their families, to advocate for overall mental health, and to make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring. Working together, we identify the community’s most critical needs and implement collaborative, innovative solutions to improve lives in Denton County.

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OUR PROGRAMS


BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

We coordinate the collection and distribution of school supplies for economically disadvantaged children.

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BOARD LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

We teach local volunteers the skills needed to shape and govern a successful nonprofit board.

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COMMUNITY GRANTS

We amplify the efforts of highly efficient and effective nonprofits by investing resources to address the most critical needs of Denton County.

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COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT

We research, collate, and publish full reports every five years to determine Denton County’s highest-priority needs. Annual reassessments update the data to ensure accuracy.

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DENTON COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP TEAM

This Team advocates and facilitates a collaborative person-centered behavioral health system to repair and restore lives.

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DENTON COUNTY FAMILY CHILD CARE NETWORK

We provide the tools needed for individuals to start in-home child care centers to help meet the growing need for flexible, affordable child care.

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DENTON COUNTY HOMELESSNESS LEADERSHIP TEAM

This Team fosters an effective and coordinated system of homelessness prevention and intervention.

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DENTON COUNTY VETERAN STABILITY PROGRAM

We help eligible Veterans, their surviving spouses, and dependents facing financial hardships with temporary assistance for housing, utilities, transportation, childcare, and more.

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DENTON COUNTY WORKFORCE SUCCESS LEADERSHIP TEAM

This Team works to increase financial capabilities and earning potential for working families in Denton County to move them from survival to stability.

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DENTON COUNTY WORKS

We collate resources to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers with local job listings, useful interview tips, and workforce guidance.

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END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

The Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team, a Collective Impact initiative managed by United Way of Denton County, has adopted the goal to end Veteran Homelessness into its strategic plan, and City of Denton then-Mayor Chris Watts signed on to the national mayor's challenge in fall of 2018. Trained volunteers work with individuals and families to reach personalized goals to improve financial stability.

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FINANCIAL COACHING

Trained volunteers work with individuals and families to reach personalized goals to improve financial stability.

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HEALTH FAIRS

We attend and/or host several health fairs to educate the public on health and mental health challenges and resources in our community.

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HOMELESSNESS BARRIERS FUND

This fund reduces barriers to housing by increasing resources of nonprofits working with Denton County families to promote housing stability and self-sufficiency.

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HOMELESSNESS DATA

We collate and analyze Coordinated Entry data from a county-wide network of shelters and service providers, as well as the annual one-day homeless population census, to better understand the nature of homelessness.

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HOUSING NAVIGATOR

We centralize communication between landlords and housing service agencies to increase access to safe and affordable housing for Denton County households in crisis.

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HOUSING STABILITY

This program offers rent and utility assistance to individuals and families who suffered financial loss due to the pandemic.

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INFORMATION & REFERRAL

We help people in crisis through a local helpline, online database, and local resource directories to connect those in need with service providers in Denton County.

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

We advocate for overall mental health by creating conversations to reduce mental health stigma with Mental Health Matters panels, Wellness Wednesday videos, and Okay to Say.

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NETWORK OF NONPROFITS & PARTNER AGENCIES

We holistically support a network of Denton County’s finest nonprofits to increase efficiencies and eliminate redundancies to better meet people’s needs.

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PARENT CAFES

We provide parents with a safe place to learn, collaborate, and seek support from one another to help build parent engagement.

 


POINT-IN-TIME COUNT

This annual survey to count Denton County’s unsheltered and sheltered homeless on one night to better understand the nature of homelessness.

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VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)

We provide free tax preparation to low and moderately-low income families.

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