Basic Needs

United Way and our partners are committed to assisting people with the needs essential to daily life, including food, shelter, housing, health care and disaster assistance.

Our Needs Assessment process is conducted every five to six years to raise public awareness of health and social service needs in Rowan County and to serve as guidance in making funding decisions and developing strategies to address identified needs.

Methods used to gather information include:

  • Gathering secondary data relevant to the health and social service indicators of Rowan County
  • Conducting focus group meetings of a broad representation, including county leaders, professionals and citizen volunteers
  • Conducting a statistically representative telephone survey of citizens of Rowan County to gather their input

A Needs Assessment is currently being conducted.

The 2012 Needs Assessment established the following priorities:

Primary –

  • Access to affordable medical and dental care
  • Availability of, access to, and training for jobs
  • Educational training and achievement, including increased graduation rates, reduced bullying, and parenting classes

Secondary –

  • Child care cost, quality and accessibility
  • Teen pregnancy prevention
  • Prescription drug abuse prevention
  • Decreasing frequency of chronic disease

To download the 2012 Needs Assessment Report, CLICK HERE.

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