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PUBLICATION YEAR 2020, VOLUME 21
For more than twenty years, Lubbock Area United Way has published the Community Status Report to present research and data on important community indicators. This report provides statistics on safety, economics, health, education, population, as well as a more in-depth look at local mental health. The featured section of the 2020 publication includes key findings from the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute’s (MMHPI) comprehensive assessment of Lubbock’s mental health needs.
Our hope is that access to this information leads to better awareness and understanding of some of the underlying issues and problems facing our community today. While this report will show various areas where improvement is needed, it also highlights progress that has been made across priorities and other areas of concern. By realistically assessing the needs of our community, we can begin to identify the additional resources and collaborations needed to achieve sustainable community improvements.
Now more than ever, this need for community collaboration is abundantly clear. As COVID-19 swept through the South Plains community, the needs of our neighbors shifted faster than ever before. While organizations across the community immediately began addressing these needs and filling service gaps across the South Plains, the existing issues many of our neighbors face on a “good day” were amplified. Sustaining programs, increased collaboration, and access to information and resources will continue to be crucial to effectively serve all in need.
Lubbock Area United Way has been at the forefront of community-wide awareness and impact for nearly 75 years. This is made entirely possible by partners willing to stand by our side to create long-term positive impact, and by a community dedicated to becoming the best it can be. With your support, we will continue Giving · People · Hope.