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.
We LIVE UNITED 4 Denton County
We coordinate the collection and distribution of school supplies for economically disadvantaged children.
We amplify the efforts of highly efficient and effective nonprofits by investing resources to address the most critical needs of Denton County.
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.
DENTON COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP TEAM
This Team advocates and facilitates a collaborative person-centered behavioral health system to repair and restore lives.
DENTON COUNTY HOMELESSNESS LEADERSHIP TEAM
This Team fosters an effective and coordinated system of homelessness prevention and intervention.
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.
EARLY CHILDHOOD COALITION
This Coalition works to engage and empower parents, families, professionals, and communities to provide enriched environments for all children birth - 8 years.
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 by 2020 into its strategic plan, and City of Denton 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.
Trained volunteers work with individuals and families to reach personalized goals to improve financial stability.
We coordinate with National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger and Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry to feed local families.
We attend and/or host several health fairs to educate the public on health and mental health challenges and resources in our community.
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.
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.
HOMELESS 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.
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.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
This free course equips attendees with a 5-step action plan to respond and refer anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.
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.
This annual survey to count Denton County’s unsheltered and sheltered homeless on one night to better understand the nature of homelessness.
PROJECT BLUEPRINT BOARD LEADERSHIP TRAINING
We teach local volunteers the skills needed to shape and govern a successful nonprofit board.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)
We provide free tax preparation to low and moderately-low income families.