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We Help Children

More than 200,000 children under the age of 18 live in Denton County. From our community needs assessment, we know:
  • 1 in 3 Denton County students are at risk of dropping out of school
  • 1 in 3 Denton County students are eligible for free or reduced lunch
  • 12,000 children across the county are eligible for WIC benefits, but less than half receive them
  • 1 in 10 Denton County children live in poverty
  • 1 in 5 Denton County children don't know where their next meal will come from
From birth through early childhood into grade school, high school and beyond, United Way of Denton County programs and partner agencies help children realize their fullest potential no matter the obstacles in their way! Through collective impact and partner agency investments, we:
  • Equip parents with early childhood resources
  • Promote childhood literacy
  • Mentor children to keep them on the path to graduation
  • Connect high school students with their first summer jobs
  • Prepare graduating high schoolers with the skills for a career or college
  • Improve children's access to behavioral health care
  • Help victimized children recover from abuse
  • Provide meals for children who would otherwise go hungry
  • And much more

Early Childhood Coalition 


To engage and empower parents, families, professionals, and communities to provide enriched environments for all children birth - 8 years through: Advocacy, Resources, and Comprehensive Services.


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To see the full extent of what we do to help, follow the links below to see:

Our Collective Impact Initiatives | Our Partner Agencies


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