Good health is both a community responsibility and a community benefit. It goes beyond personal diet, exercise, and many other individual choices we make. The foundation for a healthy life is in the neighborhoods we build and environments we inhabit. When people have access to parks, bike paths, safe playgrounds, healthy foods, and good medical care, they are more likely to succeed in school, work, and like.
United Way is working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality health care and partners with agencies to provide help to those without health insurance, seniors in need of home health care, survivors of abuse, and individuals struggling with mental illness or addiction.
Have individuals demonstrate skills for health living
Provide individuals with access to health and safety resources
Familywize Prescription Drug
Community Counseling offers high-quality, culturally specific mental health services, available at low or no cost. These services are provided in both English and Spanish and are designed to support individuals, couples, and families who are grappling with the challenges of poverty. The top priority is meeting the mental health needs of low-income adults, children, and families who are experiencing emotional distress.
Parenting Time is currently the only full-service family access visitation program the tri-county area. The program provides monitored, supervised, or therapeutic/supportive visitation services for parents whom the courts have determined must be observed while interacting with their children.
Meals on Wheels enables the elderly, the sick, and the disabled to remain in their own homes with help from people who care. Home-delivered meals are provided to persons who are unable to prepare their own meals and are at risk of going to a nursing home. Meals are nutritionally balanced, created for good taste, healthy portions and specific health needs in mind.
LGBTQ+ Youth Programs such as support groups, and activities purpose is to build networks of support between the Center, youth, parents, schools, and the community. To create an environment where youth can develop social skills, make friends and reduce anxiety, depression, isolation, and self-harm. Be a safe place to talk about identity, gender, and sexuality with understanding adults and peers.
Homeless Shelter Program is a 82-bed, 24/7 emergency shelter, providing services for individuals and families, with minor children, who are experiencing homelessness. They provide providing 24/7 staff support, on-site case management, bathroom/showers, laundry facilities, three meals and two snacks per day, computer access, immediate necessities, and direct care services. There is also an array of on-site life skills workshops and groups, which include budgeting, rent smart, Narcotics (NA) and Alcoholic (AA) anonymous, and nutrition classes.
Nutrition Program, specifically the food pantry assists individuals seeking assistance for food insecurity who typically face multiple challenges. It is the entry point for identifying and addressing complex, crisis, or long-term needs by connecting people to established resources such as homeless diversion, domestic violence, mental health, veteran services, disability assistance, Protective Services, immigration, employment programs, financial literacy, senior support, labor/sex trafficking help and more.
The Children’s Services program addresses the needs of children who are primarily of secondary victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. These groups allow children to learn about and discuss domestic violence and sexual assault and their effects on them. They also teach children about safety plans, self-esteem, and healthy behavior.