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United way of mid south jefferson county august 24 2010

United Way of Mid & South

Jefferson County

August 24, 2010

Community Needs Assessment2010


Community needs assessment 2010
Community Needs Assessment 2010

The United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County is dedicated to improving the quality of the life in the Mid & South Jefferson County area by funding and implementing local programs that address community needs.

In order to identify the most critical needs in the Mid & South Jefferson County area, the United Way MSJC conducted a Community Needs Assessment.


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Community Needs Assessment 2010

United Way MSJC will use the information from the Community Needs Assessment (CNA) as a tool in determining funding for existing programs.

The CNA results will also help determine funding for new programs and initiatives that address unmet or under-met needs.

2010 CNA Study was conducted by Dakota Doman, Robert M. Tinstman Fellowship Award Winner.


Survey distribution
Survey Distribution

  • The official survey was constructed using a Professional Account with SurveyMonkey.

  • The survey was only produced in English.

  • The survey was available on paper and online.

  • An email list was procured from the Port Arthur and Nederland Chambers of Commerce.


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Survey Distribution

  • All 22 United Way MSJC partner agencies were provided with paper surveys and links to distribute to their clients.

  • The survey was also promoted through media outlets.

  • 130 surveys were returned.


Results
Results

  • United Way MSJC looked exclusively at perceived needs in Mid & South Jefferson County.

  • In a focused effort, 28 needs were listed, and respondents were asked to rank the criticality of each need.

  • Respondents were given an opportunity to write in their own perceived top human service needs in the community.


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Results

  • Respondents had three levels of criticality from which to choose.

  • “Most Critical Need” , “Somewhat Critical Need” and “Least Critical Need.”

  • This report will look at the responses by ranking the twenty-eight needs solely by the percentage scores for the “Most Critical Need.”





Other community needs
Other Community Needs

  • Respondents were asked to write-in their top three community concerns.

  • The majority of the responses were already addressed in the survey.

  • Two responses that were not specifically addressed in the survey were:

    • Lack of work ethic in youths

    • Self-esteem issues amongst youth




Quotes from respondents
Quotes From Respondents

  • “United Way has such a strong presence in the community and works diligently toward increasing campaign contributions.”

  • “The United Way MSJC is constantly trying to make our community a better place to live by addressing issues that create problems for our community.”

  • “Takes care of the biggest needs in the county.”


Quotes from respondents1
Quotes From Respondents

  • “Have not heard about a lot of the programs that are offered.”

  • “Does not really teach the hungry how to fish, instead of providing a fish.”

  • “Fundraising allocation needs to be updated.”

  • “Need to revisit pulled funding from certain communities and organizations.”








United way of mid south jefferson county august 24 20101

United Way of Mid & South

Jefferson County

August 24, 2010

Thank You


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