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United Way and Agency Facts

1. The American Cancer Society is the worlds largest community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer, saving lives from cancer, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, and service.

2. Locally, the American Cancer Society is the only cancer organization that offers a comprehensive program of public and professional education, patient services, and research for the prevention, early detection, treatment, and cure of cancer.

3. The American Cancer Society is the largest private source of cancer research funds in the United States, second only to the federal government in total dollars spent.

4. Men can get breast cancer.

5. Research shows that men have a higher chance of detecting breast cancer in their spouses than the woman herself.

6. Locally, Camp Friendship, a camp specially designed for kids with cancer, is only one of many programs offered to cancer patients and their families.

7. Helps 4 military families every day.

8. Disaster Services - responded to 250 local incidents; provided disaster education for 20,000.

9. Military & Social Services - Emergency assistance for 1,000 local families.

10. Health & Safety Training (includes CPR, first aid & aquatics training) - trained 43,416 Miami Valley residents.

11. Emergency Housing Program - sheltered 320 families in Montgomery County; 54 families in Greene County.

12. Transportation/Care Ride - 485 persons for 31,000 miles.

13. Emergency Food Bank - distributed food to 65 members of an emergency food network.

14. Volunteer Services - 2,355 registered volunteers

15. $380 buys one nights lodging and related services for a homeless person.

16. Every day 76 people are certified in life saving courses.

17. Every day food is provided for 4, 662 meals to hungry individuals and families.

18. Every day 17 people are trained in community disaster education.

19. Every 36 hours Red Cross responds when individuals or families lose their home due to a fire.
20. In 1997, 42 paid and volunteer staff were sent to 15 national disasters to aid in relief efforts.

21. Blood pressure screenings, health information and care in school clinics was provided to 15,720 individuals.

22. The Military and Social Services department offers an "English as a Second Language" program to foreign born adults.

23. The Emergency Food Bank distributed 1,701,815 pounds of food to needy families in the Miami Valley through a 65-member emergency food network.

24. Food collected through the annual food drive, Food for Friends, is distributed through the Emergency Food Bank.

25. The Emergency Housing Program, which provides emergency shelter, helped 320 families or 1,101 individuals; while Greene County EHP assisted 54 families, or 199 individuals.

26. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Service Center caseworkers handled more than 300 emergency messages and reunited a number of military families due to crisis situations.

27. Provides infant, child, and adult First Aid and CPR training.

28. Offers Sports Safety Training for coaches.

29. Offers tracing and information services to persons searching for relatives separated by the Holocaust.

30. Offers "Scrubby Bear" hand washing program for young children to promote germ-free hands.
31. The Emergency Housing Program provides support service classes (budgeting, housing, parenting, nutrition) for program families.

32. Provides HIV/AIDS presentations for community and workplace.

33. Counselors at Artemis train police officers and hospital staff how to communicate with domestic violence victims.

34. Artemis works with "unsheltered" domestic violence victims and their children specializing in legal services, court advocacy, transportation assistance counseling, general and culturally specific support groups, general case management, and a childrens therapy program.

35. Offers patient service and outpatient rehabilitation programs such as the Arthritis Self-Help Course, Support Groups, Warm Water Exercise Classes, and PALS, a telephone "warm line" offering support, information, and referral services.

36. There are currently 200 unmatched "little" kids who are waiting for an adult mentor.

37. $45 provides one hour of professional training for mentors in the program.

38. The cost of a traditional Big/Little (adult/child) match is almost $1,200 per year.

39. All of the littles have something in common --- they come from a single-parent household.

40. Research revealed that boys and girls matched with Big Brothers or Big Sisters are:
41. 52% less likely to skip school
42. 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
43. 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
44. 37% less likely to skip class
45. 33% less likely to hit someone
46. Generally have better relationships with peers and their families.

47. More than one in four of the 40% of local youth enrolled in the program are growing up in father-absent homes and living below the poverty level.

48. has been serving the Miami Valley community for 40 years.

49. Locally, four caseworkers supported nearly 375 matches and interviewed more than 120 prospective Bigs.

The following programs are supported by :
50. Teen Match is a program which pairs local high school students with elementary school children to engage them in group activities, develop social skills, and build trust.
51. (Teens Encouraged by Another Mother) Program partners with the Dayton Urban League and the Ohio State Extension Services to counsel and guide teen mothers and their children for a brighter future.
52. Cliburn Manor is a program which involves one-to-one matching of 30 children from the housing complex with members of the University of Dayton "Bigs Club".
53. "Bigs Club" members assist with the after-school program at a local church which requires working with 120 children per month, including helping with homework, tutoring, and sharing meals.
54. Nearly two out of every five children in our community is growing up in a single-parent home.

55. In 1997, served 730 children from diverse racial, social, and economic backgrounds, through an array of counseling, referral, and family support services.

56. Provides a comprehensive youth development program stressing values education.

57. Addresses current social needs such as drug education, youth protection, unemployment, hunger, and illiteracy.

58. Builds character, promote citizenship, and develop personal fitness.

59. Provides, through clubs, enrichment and educational program, opportunities for boys and girls (ages 5 through 17) to realize their potential and to function effectively as caring, self-directed individuals.

60. Self-reliance programs, designed to develop leadership, positive friendships and family responsibility and to teach pre-teens how to resist negative peer and substance abuse.

61. Counseling services for individuals, couples and families, adult and child foster care, adoption, family life education, single or adolescent pregnancy counseling, respite care, volunteer opportunities, friendly visiting and telephone reassurance for the aged, and refugee resettlement.

62. $17 provides one hour of emergency assistance and related services.

63. $22 buys one day of child care at Miami Valley Family Care Center.

64. $103 provides one hour of professional counseling.

65. $60 buys one hour of pregnancy and parenting counseling services.

66. $20 buys one hour of professional support services for seniors.

67. Provides quality child care and pre-school education programs for children 18 months to 12 years old.

68. In the Yellow Springs area of Greene County, the service is available between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. for a wide variety of families including single parents, low income working parents, those in job training, and students.

69. Provides nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and Homemaker/home Health Aide and respite services to Greene County residents in their homes.

70. $67 provides one visit from a home health care professional.

71. $16 pays for one hour of homemaker services.

72. Lengthens and improves the quality of life for cystic fibrosis patients.

73. Serves a client population of 155 persons at the Resource Center at Childrens Medical Center in Dayton.

74. Provides organized recreation, health, and nutrition education, basic school skills tutoring, child care, and job training for youth from Inner West Dayton.

75. Provides shelter, food, and individual and group confidential counseling for youth under the age of 18 who have run away from or been pushed out off their homes.

76. Provides a residential transitional housing program for the homeless 16 to 20 year olds.

77. Operates a runaway hotline.

78. Provides short-term counseling for ex-residents.

79. Offers a speakers bureau.

80. Entirely local agency

81. Provides financial assistance to persons afflicted with Heart Disease or Cancer for the purchase of approved medicines, provision of durable medical equipment including wheelchairs, beds, walkers, oxygen services, etc.

82. Sponsors support groups including; "TenderHearts." For families of children with Heart disease or congenital Heart abnormalities

83. The Dayton Ostomy Club," is for patients expecting or who have undergone ostomy, ilieostomy or related surgeries.

84. "Make Today Count." For persons afflicted with life-threatening chronic disease.

85. "Y-Me," a group of women who have experienced Breast Cancer.

86. Program of health awareness, including early detection, risk identification and avoidance, smoking cessation, screenings and presentations designed to enhance individual wellness.

87. "The Button Man," a high-energy, interactive school based program to empower elementary and middle school students to avoid tobacco and the proven health risks tobacco abuse represent.

88. In-office screenings added up to:
89. 6,596 Blood Pressure measurements
90. 3,445 Cholesterol screenings
91. 1,123 men received PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) testing
92. 1,806 people who learned their exact body fat/muscle ratio
93. Other screenings brought the years total to: 13,620!

94. The 134 Center will include exercise facilities; programs and classes in stress reduction/stress management, self-care, mind-body interface, nutrition and diet, self imaging, encouragement, etc.

95. Daytons leading visual arts organization.

96. Framing Service.

97. Social Planning Service can create a perfect event.

98. Memberships are available at a variety of levels.

99. Emphasize positive growth and development for young people ages 6-18.

100. $319 pays for the services of Dayton Boys & Girls Club for one boy or girl for one full year.

101. Nicotine, alcohol and drug prevention programs are offered.

102. After school Latchkey service provided at a small fee for youth who have working parents.

103. All day child care program for children ages 3 to 5 years.

104. The evening program for teenagers includes indoor/outdoor recreational activities, sports, summer resident camp, rap sessions, and summer employment.

105. Karate is offered to all age groups.

106. Offers a parents support group.

107. Ceramics classes are held twice a week.

108. Provides employment services to adults and youth including interviews, counseling, training, assessments, referral, job development, job placement, follow-up career guidance, leadership training, and other supportive services.

109. Special projects to assist the socially and economically disadvantaged, teen fathers, parenting and pregnant adolescent females, and other at-risk youth.

110. Year-round center in the Page Manor area offers youths social recreation with specialized interest classes and team and individual sports.

111. A year-round latchkey program.

112. Summer day camp.

113. Year-round arts and crafts program.

114. Conducts diabetes education.

115. Offers special counseling for individuals living with diabetes and their families.

116. Provides telephone information and referral services and a trained speakers bureau.

117. Membership of 92 charities distributed 1.66 million pounds of food providing 1.29 million meals.

118. The agency provides health education programs in classrooms, for school faculty and staff, in the workplace, for police, firepersons, Emergency Medical Personnel and bus drivers.

119. Socialization Group for persons with intractable seizures.

120. $150 provides one hour of direct service for people with epilepsy.

121. $25 pays for materials and one hour of community education about epilepsy.

122. Help with a wide range of problems, including marital difficulties, parent-child relationships, troubles on the job, alcohol and drug abuse, family violence, and many others.

123. $86 pays for one hour of professional counseling for families experiencing stress.

124. Family Counseling and Home-Based Counseling. FSA provided services in five elementary schools.

125. $78 buys one hour of professional counseling and intervention with persons suspected of child abuse and neglect.

126. $71 buys one hour of teen pregnancy/prevention/parenting counseling.

127. Community Services for the Deaf - The Parent-Infant/Toddler program served 29 children with hearing losses and worked with 54 additional family members and caregivers.

128. Interpreting services received over 2,000 requests.

129. Living With AIDS. FSA co-sponsored two Dayton Healing Days and an historical trip to Washington, DC to see the last display of the complete "AIDS Quilt."

130. Child Care Clearinghouse and Self-Help Clearinghouse. These data based programs provided approximately 5,500 and over 2,000 referrals respectively.

131. Active in neighborhood development.

132. Community education and advocacy for strengthening family life, as well as provide meaningful volunteer opportunities.

133. $325 provides one hour of services for the deaf.

134. The Five Oaks Neighborhood Improvement Association is residents of Five Oaks working together to assure safety, security and quality of life in their neighborhood.

135. Provides emergency assistance including food, prescriptions, medical care, rent, and gasoline (for employment or medical transportation purposes) to residents of Germantown and Farmersville in the Valley View School District.

136. Program options including: interest groups, school based programs, sports teams, drill teams, and troops.

137. Commitment to a core set of values, positive adult role models, and experiences that build life-long skills and capabilities.

138. Learn to take responsibility for their own well-being, and for the well-being of others in their community.

139. Girls have fun learning about themselves, working in groups, experiencing other cultures, exploring the natural environment and taking healthy risks.

140. Teaches girls decision-making, interpersonal skills, peaceful conflict resolution and a range of other life skills.

141. Prepares girls for leadership, community service and citizenship.

142. Through use of outdoor facilities and in cooperation with their communities, girls explore wide-ranging interests.

143. Volunteer training and leadership development are emphasized.

144. Serves Greene County through meal delivery to the homebound, congregate meals, friendly visits, and socialization programs at the center.

145. Membership is open to any adult who is at least 50 years of age.

146. Provides transportation to its recreation and informal education programs, nutrition sites, to adult day care, for life-sustaining trips such as to the grocery or the doctor, and for handicapped elderly persons.

147. Conducts an outreach service and operates a Telassurance program.

Supportive Services to the Elderly:
148. Informational & Referral - 261 Clients Served (Provides concrete information to an individual about public and voluntary services and resources).

149. Escort - 55 Clients Served (Attend medical and other appointments with clients as needed).

150. Friendly Visiting: 69 Clients Served - (Contacts made at an individuals home, hospital, nursing home, etc., for the expression of continued interest in his/her welfare, to alleviate loneliness and for similar purposes).

151. Clients Served - 2,693.25 Units (hours) of Service

152. Provides vocational rehabilitation services, employment and job training and placement assistance.

153. Services include evaluation, work adjustment, vocational skills training, workplace literacy and GED preparation, job placement and job coaching services.

154. Vocational services provide individuals with a marketable skill and help them secure competitive employment leading to financial self-sufficiency.

155. Services for people with visual impairments, including mobility instruction, functional and clinical low vision assessments, work-site orientation, job-site modification, adaptive aids and appliance, and rehabilitation teaching to enhance independent living skills.

156. Provides consulting services to community businesses on issues relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

157. Coordinates paramedic training.

158. Problem-solving techniques to upgrade the quality of emergency pre-hospital care.

159. Operates a 24-hour Crisis Line

160. $8 will teach one Greene County youth alternatives to violent behavior.

161. $40 will bring these sessions for five youth.

162. $100 will bring domestic violence educational sessions to 10 victims of domestic violence.

163. $1000 will shelter a family for one week.

164. $117 provides one nights shelter and one hour of additional professional services for victims of domestic violence.

165. $395 buys one series of classes on prevention of dating and domestic violence for one Greene County school.

166. $31 provides one hour of intervention service to protect victims of domestic violence.

167. Offers court and hospital advocacy, prevention education, child care, transportation, weekly support groups, parenting group and activities for children.

168. Assists in securing clothing, household items, counseling, financial and legal aid, medical care and long-term housing for shelter residents.

169. Outreach and follow-up services are also available.

170. Provides preventive educational programs to all Greene County Junior and High School students, as well as high risk youth in Juvenile Detention.

171. Provides in-home care with emphasis on pain control for patients with life-threatening illnesses.

172. Is an option on Medicare and most insurance plans.

173. Accepts qualifying patients regardless of ability to pay.

174. Programs provide a variety of services including: counseling, adoptive services; family life education; day care services for pre-schoolers; vocational counseling, and comprehensive services to the elderly meeting their recreational, nutritional, and counseling needs.

175. Offers year-round programs for high functioning and developmentally disabled youth.

176. Literacy and acculturation programs for immigrants arriving in Dayton.

177. The Job Center is a network of 43 agencies located in a "one-stop" facility working together to address the needs of both job seekers and employers.

178. Legal Aid serves Montgomery County residents who meet one or more of the following criteria: low-income, 60+ years of age, or physically and/or mentally disabled.

179. Family counseling.

180. Consumer credit counseling.

181. Adoption services.

182. Operates thrift shops and provides emergency food and clothing.

183. Care Team Ministry - Established Care Teams in two congregations where three individuals and four families received over 200 hours of Care Team service.

184. Provided affordable housing for 858 elderly or handicapped residents with limited incomes in 19 facilities in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Two-thirds of the residents have annual incomes of less than $6,000.

185. Worked in collaboration with Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide new toys for more than 6,000 disadvantaged children from the Dayton area.

186. Conducted more than 1,300 one-on-one sessions to help participants, primarily those of low to moderate income, identify potential obstacles and plan for the home buying process.

187. Presented 250 financial education programs through Consumer Credit Counseling Service for more than 4,000 people, an increase of 57% over the previous year.

188. Provides and enrichment full daycare program for toddlers and preschool children and half-day care for kindergarten children, with emphasis on their physical, educational, and emotional needs.

189. $1,530 buys a full year of child care for one child at Melissa Bess Day Care.

190. Services are available to children of working parents, those in job training programs, students, and limited income-families.

191. Distributes United Way funds to several local human service agencies: Helping Hands, which provides emergency assistance.

192. $185 makes the Miamisburg Youth Centers drop-in program available for one youth for one full year.

193. Youth Center, which offers recreation and development programs for underprivileged youths.

194. Senior Citizens Center, which provides nutritious meals and other services for the elderly.

195. Educational organization which recruits and trains community volunteers to work on a one-to-one or small group basis with functionally illiterate adults, both American-born and foreign-born.

196. The Coalition serves as a center for planning and coordination of teen pregnancy-related services directed to teens and their families.

197. $27 buys one hour of coordination of the work of the communitys service providers for teen pregnancy prevention, counseling and teen parenting training.

198. Offers educational workshops and a support group for people with hemophilia and their families.

199. Provides an information and referral system on governmental systems.

200. Handles citizen complaints against governmental agencies.

201. Serves as an intermediary for acquiring emergency assistance.

202. Volunteers investigate and mediate complaints involving nursing homes, advocate for residents of long term care facilities and homes, and assist such residents with problems involving Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

203. Offers homemaker services, transportation, outreach, recreational activities, and networking with other agencies to help the local elderly live independently and avoid premature institutionalization.

204. $26 buys one hour of homemaker services.

205. Agency of the Mental Health & Recovery Board, provides special programming for Victims of Crime.

206. Programming includes counseling, case management, information, referral, 24 hour hotline and a domestic violence shelter.

207. Victims include all types of crime victims, especially battered women, survivors of incest and sexual assault.

208. The domestic violence shelter may be accessed 24 hours a day.

209. The program offers emergency assistance to domestic violence victims.

210. Offers community education, family therapy and counseling for couples.

211. Over 100 people attended the Fifth Annual Hemophilia Family Retreat.

212. The A-B-Cs of Hepatitis workshop was conducted at Childrens Medical Center

213. $82 provides lifestyle counseling for one individual who is learning to live with hemophilia or von Willebrands disease.

214. Conducts a number of programs for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and adults between the ages of 2 and 23.

215. Crisis Stabilization/Intensive Treatment Unit.

216. Open Residential Services program.

217. Year-round Partial Hospitalization program.

218. Tiered foster care system, which includes intensive treatment foster care, case managed foster care and traditional foster care.

219. Adolescent boys group home.

220. A graduates group home (semi-independent living) for individuals age 17-23.

221. Family preservation program

222. Outpatient counseling services.

223. Suicide prevention outreach services for various school districts.

224. Early childhood program for 3-5 year olds.

225. Provides services including shelter for homeless men, women, and children, emergency food assistance.

226. Christmas assistance.

227. Social development programs.

228. Tax service.

229. Defensive driving classes.

230. Discounted taxi tickets.

231. Golden Buckeye applications.

232. The center is a Retired Senior Volunteer site.

233. $67 provides one hour of outreach services for the elderly.

234. Serves as the community focal point for services to the elderly in the Miami Valley.

235. Through eight program areas, it serves the nutritional, emotional, educational, recreational, vocational, and volunteerism needs of older adults.

236. Nutritious meals are provided through 18 congregate sites.

237. Home-delivered meals are provided to older adults and persons of any age who are severely disabled.

238. Adult Protective Services, assessment and care planning, and SSI Outreach are available.

239. The Senior Aids program provides training and help in securing employment for those adults age 55+.

240. Retired Senior Volunteer Program helps fill community needs in Montgomery and Greene Counties through volunteer opportunities.

241. Hotline to link senior adults with community resources.

242. Foster Grandparent Program matches older adults with special needs children.

243. Assists older adults with Medicare and Medicaid insurance filings.

244. Life Cycle Changes - an employee benefits package providing seminars on Retirement, Caregiving, and individualized assessment and care planning for employees who have concerns about their older relatives nationwide.

245. To advance the quality of life for individuals with special needs, UCP Rehabilitation Services provides assessments and interventions which aid in achieving ones full potential.

246. 10,588 total clients served.

247. Sign Language Classes.

248. 210 adults attended the Activity Center.

249. Empower people to practice healthier lifestyles and be wise consumers of health care resources.

250. Over 8,000 hours of prevention services were provided to 1,127 pre-teens and teens during the past year.

251. During 1997 over 12,000 individuals participated in one or more of our Health Promotion activities. These activities include Health Call, a collection of 500 recorded messages about health-related topics.

252. STD Hotline, a confidential information service relating to sexually transmitted diseases.

253. Project Empower - a community based substance abuse prevention program for youth that works to enhance those protective factors that build resilient children.

254. First Step - a teen pregnancy prevention service which assists teens and pre-teens in building self-esteem and developing a personal sense of responsibility.

255. Prescription Assistance - for those who need financial assistance for medical purposes.

256. The Prescription Assistance Program has been in operation for 25 years.

257. Individuals were provided nearly four thousand prescriptions.

258. Health-Call and Dial-A-Dietitian.

259. Community Health Education Programs.

260. Provides home health care to sick and disabled homebound people.

261. Services include skilled and high-tech nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, and homemaker/home health aide.

262. Administers the Mobile Meals program.

263. $19 buys one homemaker visit for shut-ins.

264. $27 provides one professional home health care visit.

265. The Youth Activities program offers diverse programming in youth enrichment and recreation activities for eligible family members assigned to WPAFB.

266. Serves as a coordinating body for human services in Yellow Springs

267. Offers eight core services-aquatics, child care, camping, youth sports, adult sports, community development, international, and fitness.

268. All three branches offer after-school day care for latchkey children, and day care is offered at the Fairborn and Xenia locations.

269. $79 keeps one young man off the streets on summer nights and weekends during the school year (YMCA-Greene Countys X-Men program)

270. Battered Woman Project is a protective shelter for domestic violence victims and their children.

271. Women in Need (WIN) program provides long-term shelter for women who are homeless and are unaccompanied by children.

272. WIN for Teens program is a shelter offering pregnant and parenting teens long-term refuge and auxiliary support.

273. Transitional Housing offers a transitional alternative (6 months to 2 years) for women leaving YWCA shelter components.

274. HouseKeys provides intensive home-based case management and supportive services to formerly sheltered women, teens and their children.

275. Residence - Single Room Occupancy offers a viable, permanent option for low income women in our community.

276. Teen Connection serves as a central intake site for teens with questions about sexuality, pregnancy and other teen-related issues.

277. Any Ages Day Care is an intergenerational program providing day care for the frail or disabled elderly and for infants six weeks through age 5, after-school care for children 5 to 12, and summer day camp for ages 6 - 12.

278. How many agencies were there in 1914? (10)

279. In 1918, the Day War Chest was organized, under the auspices of the Greater Dayton Association.

280. In 1919, the Dayton War Chest became the Community Chest.

281. The Dayton Community Chest Association was incorporated in 1920 as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Ohio.

282. In 1958 representatives of the Dayton Community Chest Association and the Montgomery County Chapter of the American National Red Cross conducted the first joint campaign.

283. On March 17, 1965, action was taken by the Board of Directors to change the name of the Dayton Community Chest Association to United Fund, Inc. of Dayton Area.

284. On June 18, 1969, the United Fund Board of Directors approved the merger of the Eaton Community Chest and Preble County agencies with the United Fund of Montgomery and Greene Counties. The campaign held in the Fall of 1969 for 1970 allocations was the first all inclusive United Appeal Campaign for Montgomery, Greene and Preble Counties.

285. The first Combined Federal Campaign was held in the Fall of 1969.

286. In 1974, the United Way name was adopted.

287. In 1988, the name of the organization changed to The United Way of the Greater Dayton Area to make the name more inclusive of the three-county area it serves.

288. United Way funds programs within agencies.

289. Last year United Way raised nearly $19.7 million for our community

290. This money is distributed by a team of volunteers to more than 100 programs in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties.

291. United Way is volunteer driven. (Volunteers are professionals from all across the community.)

292. The last three years volunteers along with United Way staff developed a new system of funding that will ensure your money is being spent in the best possible manner; to address those areas of community that need the greatest help. These are the following seven main areas of need:

293. Young People Succeeding

294. Stable Families

295. Economic Self-Sufficiency

296. Safe and Supportive Neighborhoods

297. Healthy People

298. Positive Living for Special Populations

299. United Way is one of the primary funders of both the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.

300. United Way receives more than 100 proposals for funding each year.