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 in health supports 26 local programs:
 
46,321 People have been impacted by access to health and wellness services, as well as food services and meal delivery
24,663 Seniors participated in activities designed to improve their health and well-being
20,714 Adults and children have been impacted by counseling and substance abuse services 
5,992 People received shelter and emergency assistance including those suffering from domestic abuse