Health

 

Much of what influences health happens outside the doctor’s office.

If we want children to do well in school they need to be well fed and rested instead of worrying where their bed will be that night. If we want adults to have stable jobs they need access to healthcare and counseling support. 

Yet, 1 in 6 children live in food insecure homes, 
18% of our residents have unmet medical needs,
and more than 385 individuals are living on the street.

United Way and its partners meet these needs by focusing on a holistic picture of health in our community.

HOW DID WE DO?

United Way’s investment of $854,200 included funding and supports 29 local programs:
 
25,922 people received shelter and emergency assistance including those suffering from domestic abuse
20,426 people gained access to needed health care, mental health counseling, and medication
12,101 people were connected to programs and services to help them with a multitude of needs
4,812 children and seniors had their hunger needs immediately met
2,734 seniors participated in activities designed to improve their health and well being