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Integrated Client Journey


Someone experiencing ALICE could be a single parent with a preschooler and a child in school. He recently lost his job and is seeking employment. He wants the best education and opportunity for his two children. ALICE is resilient and resourceful, but he isn’t sure where to turn for help or how to navigate through different intake and qualification processes and multiple nonprofit organizations and services.

An integrated client journey allows a client to create their own customized pathway based on their goals and needs. Rather than working separately to address individual needs, programs are orchestrated to make it easy for clients to engage across services as needed, breaking down barriers and helping ensure clients can be successful. These services include financial stability services, supported by physical and behavioral health care, early childhood education, and youth development, all supported by safety net services that help people take care of their basic and immediate needs like food, shelter, clothing, and other critical needs such as refugee assistance, and freedom from violent situations like domestic abuse and human trafficking.

Funded partners provide programs that address clients’ varying needs as they move through their journey.

Use the Integrated Client Journey (ICJ) and Navigation across Regions interactive dashboard to explore the recommendations and referrals across journeys of individuals and families. For a larger dashboard, or if you have trouble viewing, click here.

The integrated client journey will operate across 13 priority regions within Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery, and Waller counties. Use the interactive dashboard to explore the regions including ALICE data, demographics, and zip codes included within each region. For a larger dashboard, or if you have trouble viewing, click here. To download the data from the dashboard, click here.



Navigators are coaches and personal guides who will work one-on-one with individuals and families, helping them create their own personalized journey to financial stability and access services along the way.

Navigators use a strengths-based approach to help clients determine and articulate their goals. Then, they work with clients to create a roadmap to achieve their goals that amplifies the client’s own unique strengths. Navigators make important connections and referrals to services, and help address obstacles along the way, making sure clients are able to keep moving forward.

After months of training, 20 navigation teams based within 14 United Way funded partner agencies have begun working with small groups of clients at their own agencies in the fall of 2022. In 2023, navigators will begin to serve clients across our region.

To prepare them to best serve individuals and families, navigators are trained on core coaching skills, implicit bias, motivational interviewing, cultural humility, trauma informed care, various navigation tools, data tracking and assessments, how to make referrals, and other key tools.

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We provide navigation assistance to connect you directly to resources from our network of over 100 nonprofit partners, across a range of services. Some of these services may include training to help you get skills to get a job or better job, food pantries, counseling services, health care services, or quality early childhood and out-of-school time programs. These are just examples of services. A Navigator will work with you to understand what your immediate and long-term goals are, build your unique, personalized integrated journey, connecting you to the right services at the right time. They will provide 1:1 support along the way.

Navigators are available to meet by phone, virtually, or in person and are located in Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery, and Waller counties.

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Funded Partners Providing Navigation Services

United Way invests in and partners with the following nonprofit organizations to provide Navigators.

  • AccessHealth
  • BakerRipley
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • The Council on Recovery
  • Easter Seals of Greater Houston
  • Hope Disaster Recovery
  • Humble Area Assistance Ministries
  • Memorial Assistance Ministries
  • The Montrose Center
  • Northwest Assistance Ministries
  • The Salvation Army, Greater Houston Command
  • Target Hunger
  • Volunteers of America, Texas
  • Wesley Community Center

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