United Way of Olmsted County, Inc.

Mission Statement

Uniting people and resources to improve people’s lives in our community.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Goals 2016-2017 Program Year - Basic Needs: Help to meet the basic needs of people for housing, food and safety. Outcomes - People's basic need of food shelter, safety and inclusivity were addressed • 155 families had no substantiated report of maltreatment for family six months after accessing services • 799 adults received violence prevention interventions • 199 adults who cared for seniors in need received educational supports • 2,822,427 nutritious meals were served to people in need • 3,754 people in need received at least one qualified referral to additional public benefits • 291 people in need received immediate, short-term shelter • 203 people in need received legal representation • 867 people in need received legal services (non-representative) • 24,161 people in need received nutritious meals • 481 seniors in need received case management support • 21,121 volunteer service hours were received by seniors in need • 599 children and youth in need experienced safe interactions with caring adults • 300 people with disabilities receiving employment support • 214 individuals working in an enclave/individual (wages paid by agency, not employer directly) setting Education: Support learning and development of children and youth so they become responsible, contributing citizens. Outcomes - Children were prepared to succeed in school and youth were prepared to succeed in the community. Education impact indicators for 2016-2017 program year will be available after September 25, 2017. Income: Increase income, assets, and job training for improved employability and financial stability. Outcomes - People moved toward financial independence • 444 people in need applied financial literacy knowledge and skills • 487 people in need completed financial literacy programs • 100 people in need completed job training programs • 27 people in need enrolled in courses at Rochester Community & Technical College (RCTC) • 484 people in need enrolled in financial literacy education programs • 116 people in need enrolled in job training programs • 433 people in need gained financial literacy knowledge and skills • 314 people in need gained improved employment • 308 people in need moved from immediate short-term shelter into stable housing • 49 people in need moved to or above 250% of federal poverty level • 76 people in need retained employment for at least three months • 27 people in need selected specified career path/college major • 26 people in need successfully completed their first semester of college coursework at RCTC Health: People achieve optimal health through promoting wellness and health care access. Outcomes - People's health improved • 1,524 acute and chronic care services delivered to people in need • 1,496 children and youth in need received preventive dental care education • 1,496 children and youth in need received preventive dental care • 4,926 people in need obtained or retained health insurance • 1,321 people in need received primary or preventive health care • 47 primary or preventative care services received • 551 people in need received early interventions for mental illness in community settings (behavioral and mental health care) For more in-depth explanation, please refer to our most recent 2016 outcomes which can be found online using the following link: https://www.uwolmsted.org/sites/uwolmsted.org/files/FINAL-AR-print-difsize.pdf.
Current Goals Goals 2017-2018 Program Year - Basic Needs: Help to meet the basic needs of people for housing, food and safety. Outcomes - People's basic need of food shelter, safety and inclusivity are addressed • 225 families have no substantiated report of maltreatment for family six months after accessing services • 732 adults receive violence prevention interventions • 199 adults who care for seniors in need receive educational supports • 2,820,204 nutritious meals served to people in need • 3,553 people in need receive at least one qualified referral to additional public benefits • 270 people in need receive immediate, short-term shelter • 256 people in need receive legal representation • 784 people in need receive legal services (non-representative) • 22,606 people in need receive nutritious meals • 495 seniors in need receive case management support • 19,050 volunteer service hours received by seniors in need • 665 children and youth in need experience safe interactions with caring adults • 152 people with disabilities receive employment support • 282 individuals work in an enclave/individual (wages paid by agency, not employer directly) setting Education: Support 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 • 50 percent reduction in anti-social behaviors of participants • 895 youth in need build healthy relationships skills • 45 youth in need demonstrate leadership skills • 1,163 youth in need improve or maintain a positive attitude toward school or learning • 1,040 youth in need improve or maintain positive behavior/social skills • 470 youth in need improve or maintain satisfactory physical health • 77 youth in need improve or maintain satisfactory school grades • 1,031 youth in need participate in an out-of-school-time program on a sustained basis • 516 youth in need report having at least one supportive adult in their life • 1,290 children in need achieve age-appropriate developmental milestones Income: Increase income, assets, and job training for improved employability and financial stability. Outcomes - People move toward financial independence • 189 people in need apply financial literacy knowledge and skills • 244 people in need complete financial literacy programs • 76 people in need complete job training program • 20 people in need enroll in courses at Rochester Community & Technical College (RCTC) • 220 people in need enroll in financial literacy education programs • 70 people in need enroll in job training programs • 194 people in need gain financial literacy knowledge and skills • 83 people in need gain improved employment • 298 people in need move from immediate short-term shelter into stable housing • 33 people in need move to or above 250% of federal poverty level • 40 people in need retain employment for at least three months • 20 people in need select specified career path/college major • 16 people in need successfully complete their first semester of college coursework at RCTC Health: People achieve optimal health through promoting wellness and health care access. Outcomes - People's health improves • 1,250 acute and chronic care services delivered to people in need • 1,325 children and youth in need receive preventive dental care education • 1, 275 children and youth in need receive preventive dental care • 2,611 people in need obtain or retain health insurance • 513 people in need receive primary or preventive health care • 50 primary or preventative care services received • 182 people in need receive early interventions for mental illness in community settings (behavioral and mental health care)
Community or Constituency Served United Way of Olmsted County serves people in need in Olmsted County, Minnesota. 97% of beneficiaries live in households with incomes below 250% of the Federal Poverty Guideline, and 53% are persons of color. We serve people of all ages and backgrounds, including 35% children and youth. Beneficiaries of United Way of Olmsted County’s work are facing multiple complex barriers, which often include unstable housing, lack of sustaining employment, food insecurity, mental and physical health struggles, lack of affordable childcare, limited access to transportation, and being under-insured.
Geographic Area Served Olmsted County, MN

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$3,514,889
84.9%
Management
$284,990
6.9%
Fundraising
$340,533
8.2%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2016
$1,364,285
$1,260,601
$103,684
2015
$1,260,601
$1,524,308
($263,707)
2014
$1,524,308
$1,425,636
$98,672

Organization Last Reviewed on 10/05/2017

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Address:
903 West Center Street, Suite 100
Rochester, MN 55902
Phone: 5072872000

General Information

Alternative Name: n/a
EIN: 41-0695594
Principal Staff: Jerome Ferson
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 11
Volunteers: 1296
Number of Clients: 47,000
Ruling Year: 1963

Board

Board Chair: Walt Ling
Number of Board Members: 16
Board Meetings with Quorum: 15
Average Member Attendance: 13.5

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