Community Needs Assessments

**NEW** 2020-2023 Community Needs Assessment

The local United Way Community Needs Assessment evaluates the overall health, education, demographic and financial stability status of the Shenandoah Valley region, identifying the most pressing needs of the community, and helping UWNSV prioritize program funding relating to such needs. For the 2020-2023 assessment, findings were compiled through forums with industry experts, partner non-profits data contributions, analysis from government agency data, community partnerships studies completed by Valley Health Systems as well as a multitude of additional sources from national organizations and the U.S. Census. Using this information, UWNSV has prepared a set of Health, Education, Financial Stability and Demographic -related priorities and key findings.

2023 CNAExecutive Summary

Demographics

Education

Financial Stability

Health 

 

 

**NEW** ALICE REPORT (2020 Release)

2020 ALICEWe all know people who are ALICE — Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE workers educate our children, keep us healthy, and make our quality of life possible, yet do not earn enough to support their own families. ALICE households are forced to make tough choices, such as deciding between quality child care or paying the rent, which have long-term consequences not only for ALICE, but for all.

In order to better understand this growing population, United For ALICE provides a framework, language, statistics, and tools that community stakeholders can use to inform policy and drive innovation. The Research Center is the hub of UnitedForALICE.org — a one-stop source for exploring the latest ALICE data, on a national scale down to the local level in our partner states. Use the tabs below to navigate the Research Center.

Download the full report and see more data graphics by visiting - https://www.unitedforalice.org/virginia

See more about the ALICE Project here.

2017-2020 Community Needs Assessment

CNA GraphicThe local United Way Community Needs Assessment evaluates the overall health, education, demographic and financial stability status of the Shenandoah Valley region, identifying the most pressing needs of the community, and helping UWNSV prioritize program funding relating to such needs. For the 2017-2020 assessment, findings were compiled through forums with industry experts, partner non-profits data contributions, analysis from government agency data, community partnerships studies completed by Valley Health Systems as well as a multitude of additional sources from national organizations and the U.S. Census. Using this information, UWNSV has prepared a set of Health, Education, Financial Stability and Demographic -related priorities and key findings.
Download the Community Needs Assessment Summary
Download the Demographics Appendix
Download the Education Appendix
Download the Income/Financial Stability Appendix
Download the Health Appendix
Download the Community Needs Assessment Infographic and Key Findings Tool (Designed for print on 11x17)

ALICE Report (2017 Release)

United Way ALICE Report is the official name of the body of research published for the state of Virginia, and designed to inform service efforts by nonprofits, government and others.  The ALICE Report for Virginia will be available in July, 2017. See more about the ALICE Project here.

2014-2017 Community Needs Assessment

The United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley is your Community Impact partner, working to link people in need with the resources to meet those needs. Every three years, UWNSV assesses demographic and social trends in order to update priorities and target contributed funds to the needs that matter most to the people of Northern Shenandoah Valley. Community Impact priorities are used as a tool for planning and as a guide for fund distribution. Over the past year, UWNSV has worked with planning partners to focus on mental Health issues, update population data and assess our progress, as a community, in dealing with education, income and health conditions. In addition, the Community Impact committee has reviewed priorities identified in the recent Valley Health Needs Assessment and the DSS Safe and Stable Families Initiative, to help target areas for concentration through 2017.

Download the 2014-2017 Community Needs Update here.