Community Basics

Foothills United Way Focus on Community Basics

Foothills United Way's emphasis on Community Basics is designed to stabilize individuals and families in crisis with a safety net of critical services.
  • In January 2011, 1,550 homeless people were counted. 61% counted were homeless families.
  • Local applications to assistance programs such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid and CHP+ all increased between 2006 and 2011.
  • The population of Coloradans ages 65 to 74 is expected to grow 7% annually through 2020. 29% of seniors report at least one disability.
  • Nearly one in five families in Boulder County reported difficulty in accessing low-cost food. 
Foothills United Way works to change these community conditions by:
  • Develop more access to immediate, short-term shelter for homeless or near-homeless people.
  • Increase the percentage of people accessing community basics programs and social benefits programs.
  • Assist seniors live independently by increasing access to community based services.
  • Increase awareness and access to personal safety services.