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Left: Denton Kickoff Panel (R-L: Maduko, Wilson, Watts, Mitchell, Parker, Henderson … Photo credit: Vickie Jackalone) and Lewisville Kickoff Panel (R-L: Henderson, Maduko, Rogers, Mitchell, Gilmore (with UWDC Board Chair Lyle Dresher)... Photo credit: Christy Hill, chillphotography.net)  LEWISVILLE, TX (September 14, 2018) –  The second of two Kickoff Breakfasts and Community Conversations moderated by United Way of Denton County as part of LIVE UNITED Month was held today at Lewisville ISD...
As featured in the Denton Record-Chronicle Editorial on 9/9/2018 ...What does it mean to Live United? If you’re Gary Henderson, president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Denton County, it means bringing together varying segments of the community to pursue solutions to universal, pervasive problems. That means working with area law enforcement and court systems to better address mental illness in Denton County — including at the Denton County Jail, the largest in-patient...
As featured in Denton Record-Chronicle on 9/7/2018 by Jenna Duncan ... The annual fundraising to support the next year of initiatives for the United Way of Denton County started Friday during a kickoff breakfast and community conversation at the University of North Texas Gateway Center.In a panel moderated by Gary Henderson, the agency’s president and CEO, public officials talked about what actions they’ve taken to support United Way’s four main pillars: helping children and families succeed;...
As featured in Community Impact Newspaper on 8/7/2018 by Sherelle Black ...While lawmakers locally and statewide are working to allocate more money toward mental health services, Denton County-area officials and health care providers say funding is still not enough to keep up with the growing population. A lack of mental health care providers is a direct correlation to the increase of inmates in the Denton County Jail with mental health illnesses, according to Sonia Redwine, director of health...
As featured in Denton Record-Chronicle on 6/29/2018 by Lucinda Breeding ... There’s a saying that many hands make light work. For agencies preparing for the first-ever Denton Back to School Fair, many hands mean serving more children and teens than they would if they tried to meet needs from their silos.“This is a collaborative effort to make this a citywide drive instead of a piecemeal effort,” said Darhyl Ramsey, a volunteer with Interfaith Ministries of Denton’s Apple Tree Project. “...
Leadership participants enjoy working lunch with Mayor Chris Watts at Leadership Symposium for Mayor's Summer Youth Jobs interns. (Photo credit: Christy Hill, chillphotography.net) DENTON, TX (July 26, 2018) – Ten Denton ISD students participating in the Mayor’s Summer Youth Jobs Program continued to develop their real-world job skills at the Leadership Symposium hosted by NCTC, United Way of Denton County, and Denton Mayor Chris Watts.The Symposium included five 45-minute informational...
Denton, TX (July 5, 2018) – Denton area organizations and nonprofits are collaborating to consolidate three previous back to school events into the Denton Back to School Fair. The inaugural event will be held on Saturday, August 11th from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at UNT Gateway Center (801 North Texas Blvd) to support approximately 3,500 students and their families with school supplies, backpacks, health education resources, and so much more. In previous years, Interfaith Ministries, Denton Police...
ARGYLE, TX (June 18, 2018) – The course at the Denton Country Club buzzed with activity for the 28th Annual People Helping People Golf Tournament, Denton County’s longest-running charity golf event, which generated more than $50,000 for United Way of Denton County (UWDC).One of only two outside events held at the exclusive, members-only Denton Country Club in Argyle, People Helping People enticed 119 golfers representing various Denton County companies and organizations to hit the course for a...
  DENTON, TX (May 29, 2018) – At their May meeting, the Board of Directors of United Way of Denton County (UWDC) approved funding from the newly-established Denton Housing Authority (DHA) Supportive Services Community Impact Fund to three local agencies providing housing services and programs that benefit low-income families: Giving HOPE, Inc., Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF), and Christian Community Action (CCA).  DHA and UWDC created this fund to promote economic stability and...
As featured in Lake Cities Sun on 5/27/2018 by Heather Goodwin ... Tackling homelessness is not something one agency or city can do on its own, and that’s why one local Denton County nonprofit created an outreach program and is connecting with cities around the county. The Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team is a collective impact initiative supported by Lewisville, Denton and United Way of Denton County. As homelessness grows and needs arise, team officials are in the process of...

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