The Montgomery County Commissioners are excited to present the Human Services Planning and Development 2015 Annual Progress Report which includes the 17th Annual Family & Children First Progress Report on Community Focus Areas, Indicators and Initiatives.
At a glance, indicators show the County is making improvements in a number of areas. By collaborating with our dedicated volunteers, employers and community partners, we use the data in this reportto direct services where they are needed most for our citizens by continuing to focus on our progress as well as address areas that continue to need improvement.
Additional progress was made as Montgomery County and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area look to the future.
Utilizing a 2014 Community Needs Assessment as a basis, the Montgomery County Family and Children First Council and the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area in 2015 approved establishing a joint strategic planning process. The goal was to establish a three-to-five year community plan to guide human services decision making. Participants in the planning process included public agencies, healthcare organizations, social service agencies, researchers, educational institutions, consumers/clients, and numerous stakeholders and community partners.
Through a series of workgroups, focus groups, public surveys, and presentations by researchers about common community issues, the plan identified 15 priority areas to adopt and implementation will begin in 2016.
Please review this report to see our progress in the three Community Focus Areas:
- Health and Safety
- Education and Life Skills
- Income and Stability
Contact our Human Services Planning & Development Department at 937-225-4695 for more information or you may read the 2015 Human Services Planning and Development Department Annual Report, at this link:
The Community Indicators web site may also be directly accessed at www.montgomerycountyindicators.org.