Our 706 UNITED program is a multi-phased effort to align and support existing services, most of which are concentrated within city limits, and extend those services to our county communities. Connecting the work of the Interagency Council, feedback from United Way’s cross-sector relationships, and insight from key stakeholders informs how we identify and prioritize challenges in our community and build real, sustainable solutions.

We have a rich and diverse abundance of direct service nonprofit organizations, each working diligently on vital, specialized missions. For a person in crisis, the challenge of navigating these different services to meet complex needs is difficult. We are building a seamless crisis response system through coordination of available services, helping to connect people to interventions that ultimately prevent those individuals from becoming homeless.

The 706 UNITED program leads this effort in county communities by connecting each person to :

  1. Access – an initial engagement point for persons experiencing a crisis.
  2. Assessment – process of documenting a participant’s needs, preferences, and vulnerability.
  3. Prioritization – process of assigning level of need or vulnerability to persons seeking assistance so that services can be allocated to those persons with the greatest need.
  4. Referral – matching persons to available community resources and services.