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I have been involved in United Way since 1982 as a donor, volunteer and loaned executive. I have seen it help make communities better, from disaster relief like Allison and Harvey (over 6,000 per day calls to the United Way 211 help line) to being on the forefront of early childhood education and helping struggling families THRIVE. United Way sets the standard for making Houston a better place. Thank you for helping push me over the edge in support of United Way!
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO GO OVER THE EDGE?
EVENT DATE: November 4th, 2022
LOCATION: Double Tree -
5353 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
How do I participate?
- SIGN UP NOW to become a participant
- Easily set up your personal fundraising page
- Reach the $1500 fundraising minimum!
- Experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel
Rain or shine we will rappel! Our expert team leaders are on site to ensure a safe trip for everyone. In the chance of rain, we will still be going down! In the case of more severe weather, we will halt and re-assess for the safety of our rappellers.
If you don’t raise $1,500 by November 4, 2022, clients in our funded programs will still benefit from your hard work! All donations are final and refunds will not be issued if you do not meet the $1,500 fundraising goal required to go Over The Edge.
United Way of Greater Houston connects people to possibility.
14% of households across Greater Houston are living on wages below the federal poverty threshold, and another 33% of households are working hard but can’t afford the basic necessities of life. And that’s not okay. We unite donors, volunteers, and community partners to help our neighbors land on their feet and stay there.
With your support, United Way of Greater Houston creates opportunities for people in our community to prosper. Here's how:
Financial stability programs including vocational training, employment coaching, financial coaching, safe and affordable financial products.
Early childhood and youth development programs including early childhood education, quality child care, out-of-school programs, college and career readiness programs, and parent engagement.
Health care programs including primary and specialty health care services and behavioral health care services.
Those key components are supported by a foundation of safety net programs, which includes:
Basic needs assistance including rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, access to technology, shelter, transportation, food assistance.
Escape from violence including immediate, short-term services focused on safety for those fleeing domestic violence or human trafficking, or for vulnerable populations, like refugees.
Some of the things that make this approach unique:
Integrated client journey that starts by creating a partnership with the families we serve. It is about families deciding what their pathway looks like with support from a Navigator who serves as a personal guide. It allows individuals and families to create their own customized plans for programs and services based on their unique goals and needs. Then, rather than working separately to address individual needs, partners will coordinate programs to make it easy for clients to engage across services as needed.
Navigators play a key role in the Integrated Client Journey. They work one-on-one with individuals and families to determine their goals and build an individualized pathway to achieving those goals, make connections to programs and services, and support clients as they move through their journey to stability.
Focus on equity so we can begin to make headway against racism and underrepresentation. All of our investments in services and agencies are evaluated on how they incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into policies, practices, and service delivery.
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