A family should be where anyone can go to find their strongest supporters in times of crisis, but many Denton County families are unable to meet their basic needs, let alone weather emergencies.
- There are more than 20,000 single head-of-household families with children in Denton County
- More than 16,000 people in Denton County are unemployed and unable to support a family
- Last year, Denton County law enforcement reported 1,900 cases of family violence
- 1 in 3 single female head-of-household families with children under 5 in Denton County live in poverty
- 1 in 4 Denton County households rely on cash and predatory financial services such as check cashing, title loans, and payday loans.
- Only half of the Denton County families eligible for SNAP benefits actually receive them
Through supportive services, individual and group coaching, and connections to resources around the community, United Way of Denton County helps families develop the resiliency and resources they can use to improve their lives! Through collective impact initiatives and partner agencies, we:
- Promote financial stability
- Improve access to health and behavioral health care
- Connect families in crisis to resources for recovery
- Protect and heal victims of domestic or relationship abuse
- Bring community services within walking distance of families in need
- Provide affordable childcare for working parents
- And much more
To see the full extent of what we do to help, follow the links below to see: