Our human services infrastructure is strained by increasing poverty.
Our community’s human services infrastructure is straining under the weight of trying to help rapidly increasing numbers of families overcome or alleviate the devastating effects of poverty.
UPHS members provide essential services that are critical in addressing the needs of so many of our neighbors.
We are fortunate to have numerous human service nonprofits in our community that are recognized for their effectiveness, innovation and ability to leverage millions of state, federal and private dollars.
However, please hear us when we tell you very clearly that our current resources are not meeting the community’s need, and in fact we are falling behind.
At the same time that federal and state funding has been waning, local investments have not kept pace.
Human services are a vital link to creating a safe and sustainable community.
We ask you to put our people first by recognizing that human services are a vital link in creating a sustainable community and reducing costlier interventions and should be ranked as a critical priority on par with public safety and transportation.
UPHS is committed to partnering with community leaders, residents and organizations to invest in the talent and creativity of our residents and support them in reaching their potential.
We are also dedicated to focusing compassion and services on our most vulnerable residents to ensure that their basic needs are met.
We ask you to put our people first as you determine how to best utilize your resources.
Support of effective organizations and collaborations produces economic benefits for everyone.
We ask you to support human service nonprofits that demonstrate effectiveness and quality of service.
The economic strength of Tallahassee and health of its residents depends on an effective, accountable and proactive human service nonprofit sector.
UPHS is committed to advancing public confidence and support for the nonprofit sector by exemplifying the ethical practices, accountability and the highest standards of quality service you all provide.
We will ask our community to support us in building the capacity of your organizations while adhering to the highest standards.