SUPPORTING THE NEEDS OF YOUR COMMUNITY: HUDSON/LITCHFIELD
Risks facing the community and how your donation helps address them
RISK TO COMMUNITY: POVERTY
The number of students in the Hudson-Litchfield area who meet federal poverty guidelines to qualify for the free lunch program has increased by 60% over the past five years.
EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR DONATION FIGHTS POVERTY:
$3/week ($156/yr.) buys essential nutrition for children in transitional housing.
Forty-one Hudson families avoided homelessness through United Way-supported transitional housing and homelessness prevention programs during 2013-14.
RISK TO COMMUNITY: DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Women in NH face a 30% higher rate of sexual assault than the national average. In the Hudson-Litchfield area, nearly 3,000 women have been sexually assaulted.
EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR DONATION ADDRESSES DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE:
$5/week ($260/yr.) provides five sexual assault survivors with advocacy at the hospital.
More than 250 Hudson and Litchfield residents who suffered domestic abuse or sexual assault during 2013-14 received crisis intervention, advocacy support, and emergency shelter services through United Way-supported programs.
RISK TO COMMUNITY: POOR HEALTH
60% of people in our community are obese or overweight.
EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS IMPROVE COMMUNITY HEALTH:
$3/week ($156/year) provides access to preventive health care services for the uninsured.
Ninety-three Hudson and Litchfield residents received preventive health care through United Way-supported services in 2013-14.
RISK TO COMMUNITY: SUBSTANCE ABUSE
During the past 30 days, 30% of teens in Greater Nashua have smoked marijuana and more than 40% have consumed alcohol.
EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS BATTLE SUBSTANCE ABUSE:
United Way-supported community prevention coalitions have increased the number of students who disapprove of regular drinking of alcohol by 18% over four years.
Through a United Way-supported program, 26 at-risk children and teens from Hudson and Litchfield received counseling during 2013-14.
Number of Hudson and Litchfield residents helped by United Way-funded programs in 2013-14: 811
UNITED WAY VOLUNTEERS AT WORK IN HUDSON/LITCHFIELD:
During its annual Day of Caring in September, United Way provides volunteers to Anne-Marie House, the Hudson Seniors, and the Gateways Community Services adult day program at Alvirne High School.
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United Way Attribution Data Sources Include:
Domestic Abuse Data: NH Violence Against Women Survey (2011)
Substance Abuse Data: Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2011)
Obesity Risk Data: Nashua Community Health Assessment (2011)
Poverty Data Source: Free/Reduced Lunch http://KidsCount.org (administered in NH by NH Children’s Alliance)