Sometimes, it may be hard to know what resources are available to you or where you could go to get help. United Way of Southwest Virginia can help to connect you with programs and services that may address your unique situation.
2022 Ignite Mentor Hour Log Sheet
2018 County Profiles
2019 Chronic Absense Report
2019 Absense Report
2019 Chronic Absense Report
2019 Chronic Absense Report Guide
Additional Data Resources
Virginia Longitudinal Data System
The Virginia Longitudinal Data System is a powerful tool for Virginia’s future, giving the Commonwealth an unprecedented and cost-effective tool for extracting and analyzing insightful education and workforce development data within a secure environment.
KIDS COUNT Data Center
KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report
Regional Economic Indicators
Regional Economic Indicators include workforce-related and education-related data and trends available through the New River / Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board.
Additional Education Data Sources
Virginia School Quality Profiles
Virginia’s new School Quality Profiles provide information about student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics of interest to parents and the general public. Report cards are available for schools, school divisions and for the commonwealth.
Virginia Department of Education
The Virginia Department of Education collects enrollment data from across the Commonwealth, including Fall Membership, School-Age Population Estimates for Sales Tax Distribution, Special Education Child Count, and Home Schooled Students & Religious Exemptions.
Additional Financial Data Sources
Virginia Labor Participation Rates
The Labor Force Participation Rate is the percentage of the population that is in the labor force. The labor force is considered anyone who is employed or unemployed. Unemployed individuals are only those that are actively available and looking for work, not necessarily all individuals without a job. For the most accurate measurement, the population considered is the Civilian Non-institutionalized Population. This is individuals over the age of 16, who are not in the military and are not otherwise prevented from working, such as the incarcerated.
Virginia Labor Market Information
Virginia Labor Market Information provides Virginia labor market, economic and demographic data over time between regions, including: State Unemployment, National Unemployment Map, Area Unemployment Rates, Monthly Ranking by Unemployment Rate, Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed, Characteristics of Newly Registered Job, Area, 50 Largest Employers, Industry by Size, Startup, State Population Map, National Population Map, Population Change, Consumer Price Index (CPI), Local Option Sales Tax, etc.
The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Participation Statistics Data Hub
The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Participation Statistics Data Hub, which includes the following: Inflation & Prices, Employment, Unemployment, Employment Projections, Pay & Benefits, Spending & Time Use, Productivity, Workplace Injuries, Occupational Requirements, Regional Resources, Maps, Calculators.
United Way ALICE
Through a series of new, standardized measurements, United Way is quantifying the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially, and the reasons why. These measurements provide a broader picture of financial insecurity than traditional federal poverty guidelines.
United Way ALICE Report
The United Way ALICE Report provides a comprehensive picture of financial needs in Virginia, beyond traditional federal poverty guidelines. The 322-page report published in July 2017 shows data at a county and city level for the entire state to bring awareness to the part of our population known as ALICE, an acronym coined by United Way that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The ALICE population represents those of us (men, women, and families) who work hard and earn more than the official Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living.
United Way ALICE Report
United Way of Southwest Virginia published a 20-page body of research condensed for the region of Southwest Virginia in September 2017. In United Way of Southwest Virginia’s service area, the number of ALICE households is as high as 35%. The ALICE rate, combined with a poverty rate at 24%, shows that as many as 59% of households in our region cannot afford the basic cost of living.
Additional Health Data Sources
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey allows state and local health departments and national health organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association to plan and target their health initiatives. BRFSS may be used to identify emerging health problems; establish and track health objectives; develop, implement, and evaluate a broad array of disease prevention activities; and support health-related legislative efforts.
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) tracks youth tobacco use, substance use and childhood obesity data about Virginia youth.
Virginia Early Childhood Foundation
Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) tracks and reports statewide and local progress on key school readiness indicators on a biennial basis through the release of Virginia’s School Readiness Report Card and through the School Readiness Interactive Map Tool.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings
The annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.
Additional Tobacco Free Resources
Youth and Tobacco Use
Kids and Smoking
Tobacco Free Living
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Tobacco Free Resources
2020 Statewide ALICE report
2020 Southwest Virginia ALICE Report
2020 Southwest Virginia ALICE Virtual Presentation Slides
Archived ALICE - The Consequences of Insufficient Household Income - 2017 Report
Archived United Way Statewide ALICE Report
The 322-page body of research published for the state of Virginia in July 2017.
Archived United Way Southwest Virginia ALICE report
The 20-page body of research published for the region of Southwest Virginia in September 2017.
2016 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
Best Practice Model Documentation
Smyth County Public Schools
Why Attendance and Chronic Absence?
2021 Campaign Posters
2021 List of Programs
2021 Campaign Slideshow
2021 FAQ Sheet
Impact Story Cares Act
Impact Story: Backpacks Unite
Impact Story: Virginia Pillion
Impact Story: Ignite Careers Expo
Campaign Talking Points
Cycle of Poverty Digital Banner Graphic
Kids Digital Banner Graphic
Strong Community Digital Banner Graphic
Employee Campaign Leaders Resource Guide
Rollover Campaign Form
Civic Leaders, Business & Community Messaging
Video: Attendance Works: A Community Imperative
10 Steps Communities can Take to Reduce Chronic Absence
Community Services Resources via 2-1-1 Virginia
2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia. 2-1-1 VIRGINIA provides access to services in your community and statewide. All referrals are confidential and you can search for these same services on this 2-1-1 VIRGINIA Web site. 2-1-1 VIRGINIA is a service of the Virginia Department of Social Services provided in partnership with the Council of Community Services, The Planning Council, the United Way of Central Virginia, and the United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg.
Legal & Law Resources via CourtSystem.org
Find US courts, jails, prisons, police departments, sheriffs, and district attorneys, including addresses, hours, phone numbers, and services.
Substance Abuse Resources via Rehab.Help.org
Find comprehensive substance abuse information, various care options, and many free resources.
Community Resource Guide
The guide contains information in the following areas: Emergency Contact Information Recreation Local Farmers Markets Schools Child Care Providers and Resources Medical Providers Dental Providers/Optometrists Local Health Departments/Hospitals Information Helplines/Helpful Websites Crisis Assistance
American Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control
National Public Radio
Includes a list of videos, games, and activities about hand washing and staying healthy at the bottom of the article
COVID-19 Resource Guides
COVID-19 Trauma Informed Resource Guide
COVID-19 Southwest Virginia Resource Guide
COVID-19 Vaccine Video Scripts
Script for Doctor
Script for Actor
Script for Community Leader 2
Script for Community Leader 3
Script for Community Leader
Script for Community Organization Leader
Script for Fitness Trainer
Script for Law Enforcement Leader
Educator Workshop Recording Survey's
5 C's Workshop: Collaboration Survey
5 C's Workshop: Communication Survey
5 C's Workshop: Critical Thinking Survey
5 C's Workshop: Creative Thinking Survey
5 C's Workshop: Citizenship Survey
Hurley Relief Resources
Hurley Long Term Recovery Group
Impact Program Resources
2019-21 Ignite Impact Report
2022 Ignite Intern Manual
2022 Ignite Internship Program Forms
2022 Ignite Employer Manual
2022 Ignite Coordinator Manual
Summer Internship Flyer
Attendance Playbook July 2019
Chronic Absenteeism in Virginia and the Challenged School Divisions
Chronic Absenteeism in Virginia and the Challenged School Divisions
Why Attendance Matters for Achievement and How Interventions Can Help
National and State Resources
Virginia DOE website
Prevention Strategies and Programs: Attendance and Truancy
Attendance and Truancy among Virginia Students
12 module video series
Truancy Related Data and Student Attendance Policy Regulations
Bringing Attendance Home
Back to School Letter
My Child's Attendance Success Plan
My Family's Help Bank
Principal and Attendance Team Resources
Leading Attendance: A Principal Toolkit
3 Tiers of Intervention
Establishing School-wide Attendance Incentives
Use Chronic Absence Data to Determine Need for Additional Supports
Factors that Contribute to Chronic Absence
Attendance Infographic (English)
Attendance Infographic (Spanish)
Key Research on Health Issues
Resource Guide: Controlling Environments and Managing Asthma
How Sick is too Sick?
Certificate of Achievement (from Count Us In)
Superintendents Call to Action
Perfectly Punctuated Campaign: for Preschool
Early and Often: Showing Up in Preschool Matters
Middle & High School Attendance
Calculating Chronic Absense
District Self-Assessment Tool
Address Barriers and Root Causes
Key Messages Around Chronic Absenteeism
Tips for Starting Your Attendance Initiative
Teaching Attendance Video
Classroom Attendance Calculator
Student Attendance Success Plans
Making the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference
Grades 6-8 e-cigarette and vape downloadable lessons
Grades 9-12 e-cigarette and vape downloadable lessons
Third-hand smoke handout
Teens and vaping risk videos
Second-hand smoke handout
Minimize third-hand smoke exposure
Liquid Nicotine can have fatal effects on children
VFHY Alternative Tobacco Prevention Activities
Third-hand Smoke: A Threat to Child Health
Workplace Campaign Videos
United We Can
Why Backpacks? 2019 - Feat. Lisa Parris of Universal Fibers
2019 Ignite Interns
2020 Campaign Video - Backpacks Unite
Reality Store Overview
Why Backpacks? 2019 - Feat. John Knight of Food City Distribution Center
Careers Expo for Youth Overview
Become a VITA Volunteer!
Financial Stability Spotlight 2017 - VITA Partnership with UWSWV
Health Spotlight - Al's Pals