United Way of Olmsted County, Inc.

Mission Statement

Uniting people and resources to improve lives in our community.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Results 2012-2013 Program Year: Basic Needs: Helping to meet the basic needs of people for housing, food and safety. Stabilizing lives with a safety net. Outcomes- People’s basic need of food, shelter, safety and inclusivity are addressed • 2,856,961 nutritious meals • 796 children and youth experience safe interactions with caregivers and peers • 1,089 low-income residents have access to basic legal representation • 14,530 volunteer service hours were provided to help seniors remain in their homes and live independently • 1,068 residents w/disabilities experience independence through employment • 263 homeless people have access to immediate, short-term shelter • 1,183 people in the safety net access public benefits Education: Supporting learning and development of children and youth so they become responsible, contributing citizens. Outcomes- Children are prepared to succeed in school and youth are prepared to succeed in the community • 64% of Olmsted County children achieve development milestones and pass kindergarten assessment. • 3,244 low-income youth participating in community-based programs demonstrate connection to a caring adult and community • 1,287 low-income youth demonstrate leadership in the community Income: Increasing income, assets, and job training for improved employability and financial stability. Outcomes - People move toward financial independence • 288 low income people complete job skills training and gain employment with wages greater than $10/hr. • 70 families achieve stabilization • 916 people gain financial literacy skills • $1,268,240 in EITC refunds received by working individuals through tax assistance programs Health: People achieve optimal health through promoting wellness and health care access. Outcomes - People’s health improves • 2,246 uninsured children receive preventive dental care • 2,145 uninsured people receive basic health • 1,767 uninsured and low-income people receive early interventions for mental illness • 2,014 people obtain or retain health insurance through partner interventions
Current Goals Basic Needs: Helping to meet the basic needs of people for housing, food and safety. Stabilizing lives with a safety net. Outcomes- People’s basic need of food, shelter, safety and inclusivity are addressed • Vulnerable residents have access to nutritious meals • 1,260 children and youth experience safe interactions with caregivers and peers • 890 low-income residents have access to basic legal representation • 1,715 vulnerable seniors with limited resources remain in their homes through case management and services by volunteer networks • 1,068 residents w/disabilities experience independence through employment • 315 homeless people have access to immediate, short-term shelter • People in the safety net access public benefits Education: Supporting learning and development of children and youth so they become responsible, contributing citizens. Outcomes- Children are prepared to succeed in school and youth are prepared to succeed in the community • 75% of children are rated proficient in Kindergarten readiness assessments • 1,200 Low-income/High-risk youth improve or maintain: positive behavior/social skills attendance at school satisfactory school grades physical health Income: Increasing income, assets, and job training for improved employability and financial stability. Outcomes - People move toward financial independence • 400 low income people complete job skills training and gain employment • 65 families achieve stabilization • People gain financial literacy skills Health: People achieve optimal health through promoting wellness and health care access. Outcomes - People’s health improves • 3,520 uninsured children receive preventive dental care • 3,700 uninsured people receive basic health • Uninsured and low-income people receive early interventions for mental illness
Community or Constituency Served United Way of Olmsted County serves Olmsted County low to moderate income individuals of all ages in the community need areas of basic needs (housing, food, and safety), education, income (financial stability) and health. The 2.1.1 help line serves residents of Olmsted, Rice, Freeborn, Dodge, Mower and Steele Counties.
Geographic Area Served Olmsted County, Minnesota Additionally 2.1.1 service only: Olmsted, Dodge, Freeborn, Mower, Rice and Steele

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$3,601,055
84.1%
Management
$301,789
7%
Fundraising
$379,384
8.9%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2013
$1,425,636
$1,430,320
($4,684)
2012
$1,430,320
$1,221,780
$208,540
2010
$1,505,095
$1,536,964
($31,869)
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Address:
903 West Center St
Rochester, MN 55902
Phone: 507-287-2000

General Information

EIN: 41-0695594
Principal Staff: Jerome Ferson
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 12.5
Volunteers: 1688
Number of Clients: 33954

Board

Board Chair: Joanne Rosener
Number of Board Members: 21
Board Meetings with Quorum: 23
Average Member Attendance: 15.8

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