2018 COMMUNITY SURVEY

With over 100 participants in last year's survey, United Way of Hernando County was able to further their on-going goal of sharpening the focus of their investments and truly target Hernando County's greatest needs. 

That being said, United Way would like to hear from YOU to openly discuss the barriers and needs our community faces. Please answer the 13 questions listed below.

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* 1. What county do you live in?

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* 2. How familiar are you with the activities of United Way of Hernando County?

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* 3. The "Household Survival Budget", a tool used to assess financial hardship for the ALICE population (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), continues to increase. Do any of these options below represent your current "Household Survival Budget"?

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* 4. Which of the following United Way Outreach Programs have you heard of, used, or volunteered for? Check all that apply.

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* 5. In addition to United Way providing a multitude of Outreach Programs, they also provide financial support to local programs that fall under these initiatives: Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Basic Need/Crisis Prevention. Which of the following funded United Way Partners have you heard of, used their services, or volunteered with? Check all that apply

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* 6. HEALTH: How would you rate the importance of these Focus Areas that have been identified by the United Way under their HEALTH Initiative?

  1-Extremely Important, top priority 2-Very Important 3-Strongly important 4-Important 5-Moderately important 6-Slightly Important, but not a main priority 7-Of little importance 8-Least important of all priorities
Health Education & Public Awareness
Healthy Beginnings
Healthy Eating & Physical Activity
Mental Health Services
Senior/Elder Support
Services for People with Physical Disabilities
Services for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Substance Abuse Services

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* 7. EDUCATION: How would you rate the importance of these Focus Areas that have been identified by the United Way under their EDUCATION Initiative?

  1-Extremely Important, top priority 2-Very Important 3-Important 4-Moderately Important 5-Slightly Important, but not a main priority 6-Least important of all priorities
Family Engagement
Middle Grade Success and Transitions
Out of School Support (before & after)
Reading, Tutoring, Mentoring Support
School Readiness and Access to High-Quality Early Learning
Youth Development

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* 8. FINANCIAL STABILITY: How would you rate the importance of these Focus Areas that have been identified by the United Way under their FINANCIAL STABILITY Initiative?

  1-Extremely Important, top priority 2-Important 3-Slightly Important, but not a main priority 4-Least important of all priorities
Financial Education, Coaching, and Service Integration
Income Supports (screening, enrollment, emergency assistance, etc)
Job/Workforce Development and Training
Veteran Employment/Financial Support

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* 9. BASIC NEEDS/CRISIS INTERVENTION: How would you rate the importance of these Focus Areas that have been identified by the United Way under their BASIC NEEDS/CRISIS INTERVENTION Initiative?

  1-Extremely Important, top priority 2-Very Important 3-Important 4-Moderately important 5-Slightly Important, but not a main priority 6-Least important of all priorities
Emergency Shelter Care for People Experiencing Homelessness
Food Security
Permanent Supportive Housing
Protection From Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation
Transitional Housing
2-1-1 or Other Information Referral Services

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* 11. Please select the THREE greatest barriers Hernando County residents face.

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* 12. From what you know, please rate your opinion of the effectiveness of United Way of Hernando County in the following areas:

  Very Effective Somewhat Effective Neutral I Don't Know
Identifying important needs within our community
Providing resources to address community needs
Partnering with other organizations
Investing donor contributions effectively to address community needs
Providing transparency of funding and internal financials
Communicating with donors and supporters

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* 13. If you would like to sign up for United Way's quarterly newsletter or receive more information on Hernando services or opportunities, please include your full name and email address. Thank you for Living United!

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