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United Way Worldwide

Improved Prevention, Stronger Communities

Scaling trauma-informed approaches to strengthen community well-being.

About Improved Prevention, Stronger Communities


Strengthen families and communities through broad preventive efforts and adoption of trauma-informed practices so fewer families need social services.


Getting “upstream” in our solutions will require us to engage whole communities differently as we seek to build resiliency, promote preventative services, and adopt new behaviors as a nonprofit sector. Too often, families seek help only after they have experienced trauma. Wellness, particularly considering COVID-19 experiences, will require a preventative focus on addressing mental health and the negative stigmas associated with seeking help.

Portfolio Composition:

Investment of $1,485,000 in 14 partners

Systems Change Partners

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati
  • Central Clinic Behavioral Health
  • Family Nurturing Center
  • Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services
  • Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions
  • Jurisdiction-wide Resident Advisory Board (J-RAB Inc)
  • Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio
  • One Community, One Family
  • Safe Passage, Inc.
  • SJO Kids Inc dba NewPath Child & Family Solutions
  • Talbert House
  • Consortium for Resilient Young Children - a collaborative managed by Best Point Behavioral Health
  • The Ion Center for Violence Prevention (formerly Women's Crisis Center)
  • Youth Encouragement Services, Inc.

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