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Our Goal

Increase the number of people who are healthy and avoid risky behavior by one-third.

Impact In Community 

In 2016, United Way agencies provided health and wellness programs to encourage healthy lifestyles. The Third City Community Clinic saw over 2,800 unduplicated patients who were served with physician and dental visits. These patients had no other access to health or dental care. At the Central NE Council on Alcoholism and Addictions (CNCAA), 260 children learned the skills to be drug and alcohol free. People who contacted CNCAA for assistance in dealing with addiction now have hope for a better future.  At the Crisis Center, 443 individuals learned about healthy relationships and violence prevention to improve their mental and physical well-being. 62 children in the foster system spent 300 hours with their CASA volunteer. CASA volunteers represented the voice for foster care children in 43 court hearings.  Families saved over $45,000 on prescription drugs using the family wize prescription savings card. Over 300 volunteers assembled fortified macaroni and cheese meals for local families. Over 14,200 packages (6 meals/bag) have been distributed thus far.
 
Fast Facts from 2016
United Way Community Partners served 1,169 people with health needs
  • 62 foster children spent 300 hours with their CASA volunteer and were represented in 43 court hearings
  • 192 individuals were served peer or clinical support through the At Ease Program for veterans and their family members
  • 260 children learned the value and skills on how to be alcohol and drug free
  • 443 youth attended student support group meetings for healthy relationships

How You Can Help

You can help by teaching those around you how to be healthy! Volunteer to teach local youth how to make good choices.

 

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