Supporting the Needs of Your Community: Nashua

Risks facing the community and how your donation helps address them

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RISK TO COMMUNITY: POVERTY
On any given night in Nashua, more than 300 people are homeless.

 

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EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR DONATION FIGHTS POVERTY:
$10/week ($520/yr.) helps two families from becoming homeless through a prevention and intervention program.
During 2013-14, this program helped nearly 600 people from Nashua.

 

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RISK TO COMMUNITY: DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Women in NH face a 30% higher rate of sexual assault than the national average. In Nashua, over 7,600 women have been sexually assaulted.

 

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EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR DONATION ADDRESSES DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE:
$3/week ($156/yr.) provides emergency shelter for a domestic violence/sexual assault survivor for five days.
During 2013-14, more than 1,550 Nashua residents were helped by United Way-funded programs that offer crisis intervention, advocacy, emergency shelter, and transitional housing for those who have suffered domestic or sexual violence.

 

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RISK TO COMMUNITY: POOR HEALTH
60% of people in our community are obese or overweight.

 

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EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS IMPROVE COMMUNITY HEALTH:
$3/week ($156/yr.) allows a youth to participate in healthy cooking classes, where s/he will learn about nutrition, menu planning, and preparing meals that are healthy and appealing.
During 2013-14, 100 Nashua children learned healthy food preparation through these classes.

 

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RISK TO COMMUNITY: SUBSTANCE ABUSE
During the past 30 days:

  • 32% of students surveyed at Nashua High School North and
  • 31% of students surveyed at Nashua High School South reported having smoked marijuana.
  • 42% of students surveyed at both Nashua high schools reported that they have consumed alcohol.

 

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EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS BATTLE SUBSTANCE ABUSE:
$10/week ($520/yr.) identifies the root of issues related to trauma, anger, and substance use among at-risk children and teens.
Through a United Way-supported program, 140 at-risk children and teens from Nashua received counseling during 2013-14.

Number of Nashua residents helped by United Way-funded programs in 2013-14:  6,761

 

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UNITED WAY VOLUNTEERS AT WORK IN NASHUA:
For more than 20 years, United Way of Greater Nashua has mobilized hundreds of volunteers for Day of Caring in September. Volunteers complete tasks that non-profit organizations do not have the resources to perform. Most of the work occurs at agencies in Nashua, and ranges from child care assistance to minor construction.

 

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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: http://KidsCount.org (administered in NH by NH Children’s Alliance)
Homeless Data: www.nashua-coc.org/files/plan/ehplan.pdf, www.nashua-coc.org/files/PIT/13pitc.pdf