Centre County United Way - Pennsylvania State University

Report
We Are Working To Improve
EDUCATION
EDUCATION IN CENTRE COUNTY
• 11.8% of our adult population is illiterate
• People living in poverty or below the self sufficiency
standard have difficulty preparing their children for school
• Adults with intellectual or physical disabilities have limited
access to continuing education and support programs
• People living in poverty or below the self sufficiency
standard are often penalized by the civil justice system in
their ability to protect themselves against unlawful
eviction and/or utility terminations.
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Our partner agencies improve EDUCATION
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Boy Scouts – Bucktail Council
Boy Scouts – Juniata Valley Council
Center for Alternatives in Community Justice
Centre County Library & Historical Museum
Centre County Youth Service Bureau
CentrePeace
Child Development & Family Council
Friendship Library
Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA
Global Connections
Mid-State Literacy Council
Park Forest Day Nursery Preschool
PICCC
Smart Start – Centre County
We Are Working To Improve
FINANCIAL
STABILITY
POVERTY IN CENTRE COUNTY
• 34.1% of households live below the Self Sufficiency Standard
• 16.8% live below the federal poverty level
• 11,397 children are eligible for medical assistance
• 290 children are eligible for cash assistance
(U.S. Census Bureau: 2010)
• 51% believe that working families DO NOT have access to affordable, high
quality child care
• 67% believe that good jobs ARE NOT available for anyone willing to work
• 79% affordable housing IS NOT available to all people in Centre County
(Community Action Poll of Service Recipients and Providers: 2011)
In 2012 United Way Partner Agency Programs Provided
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Housing
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Assault Employment
Our partner agencies improve FINANCIAL STABILITY
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Bridge of Hope
Catholic Charities
Centre County Women’s Resource Center
Community Help Centre
Food Bank
Housing Transitions
Interfaith Human Services
Local Help & Transient Fund
MidPenn Legal Services
We Are Working To Improve
HEALTH
HEALTH CARE IN CENTRE COUNTY
• Centre County has experienced an “uptick” in poverty and
unemployment
• 11% of residents are uninsured – below the national benchmark
• All residents have limited access to dental care
• Poor primary care provider to patient ratio
• Mental health issues are a prevailing theme
• Increasing drug & alcohol abuse among high school students –
considerably worse than the national bench mark
(Mount Nittany Medical Center: Health Needs Assessment: 2012)
In 2012 United Way Partner Agency Programs Provided
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Our partner agencies improve HEALTH
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American Red Cross
The ARC of Centre County
Centre Crest Auxiliary
Centre Homecare
Easter Seals of Central PA
House of Care
Sight Loss Support Group
Skills of Central PA
Strawberry Fields
Tapestry of Health
TIDES
YMCA of Centre County
2012
69,879 people received help from Partner Agencies
39,660 (57%) demonstrated measurable improvement in their lives
Unlike any other health and human service funding source,
Centre County United Way is volunteer-powered, accountable
and community-driven.
Giving through United Way is a comprehensive, effective way
to invest in our community.

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