United Community Finds Success
United Community is a regional initiative that uses an innovative shared, virtual technology platform to provide wrap around services for residents in Clark and Floyd counties. The virtual program easily refers and connects individuals to the local services they need in the community. Organizations can also track outcomes and measure the impact of the services they deliver.
Over the past 12 months, United Community has provided wraparound support to individuals struggling with everything from housing, transportation, addiction, unemployment, hunger – whatever their primary need when they reach out for help, the platform is also able to connect them with assistance for any other needs they have. In turn, these efforts have measurably improved health, education, and well-being outcomes among children, individuals, and families.
United Community is already making a difference for our residents, as shown here.
Success Story #1: Family Health Centers of Southern Indiana, as told by Gracy Cortez
“We use the Ride United service of United Community primarily, which provides patients with free transportation to and from their appointments. It is such a benefit to our patients to be able to offer rides for medical and dental appointments at our clinic locations, especially during COVID-19. Many were afraid to ride the bus, or did not have rides, and had conditions that could not be addressed through a tele-medicine visit. We helped patients get to their medical, lab, chiropractic, and dental appointments, which is great because they would have otherwise missed their appointments due to their transportation barrier. When we can help our clients get to their appointments, it helps them stay compliant with their care, which is a plus for us and the patient!”
Success Story #2: Southern Indiana Works, as told by Tony Waterson
“United Community provides the talent development system in Southern Indiana with an effective digital platform to connect, collaborate, and coordinate our regional services, allowing for a more customer centric and holistic approach in the development of our workforce. “
Success Story #3: Hope Southern Indiana, as told by Angie Graf
“Our client had COVID-19 prior to our assistance and was let go by his employer due to his time off with the virus. He had been working off and on but was having difficulty finding consistent work due to his Asperger Syndrome. Now, he has found permanent employment and Hope Southern Indiana has helped him find financial and housing resources. United Community was a great support for him because he struggles socially. But the United Community platform allowed our client to work with only one case worker, who helped him apply through the system at several organizations until one was able to help him.”