The health of individuals is a strong indicator of the health of a community. United Way partners with agencies and initiatives to provide help to those without health insurance, seniors in need of care, survivors of abuse, people with disabilities, individuals living with mental illness and anyone who desires a fit and active lifestyle.
Increase the number of people who
- Are healthy and safe
- Are able to live independently and with dignity
- Have access to high quality and affordable mental, behavioral, dental and general health care services
- Have access to prevention education and avoid risky behaviors
- Have a network of support
Community Investment Areas
- Behavioral and mental health care
- Social connectedness
- Disability services
- Emergency shelter
- Health care access
- Older adult support and independence
- Parenting skills
- Physical activity and nutrition
ADVOCAP: Home delivered meals are great for folks who cannot get to a meal site and who meet certain eligibility requirements but still need a nutritious meal. Noontime meals are delivered throughout Winnebago County. Friendly drivers bring delicious, home-style, freshly prepared meals delivered to your door Monday through Friday.
Covey: Respite Care The role as caregiver is an important and challenging one. Receiving a much-needed break provides time for you to rest and recharge physically and emotionally. Respite is a wonderful solution when the primary caregiver goes on vacation, attends an out-of-town event, or has a family emergency. The highly trained staff at Covey will provide out-of-home care when you need it most.
Weight of the Fox Valley (WOTFV) is a tri-county health initiative designed to: address active lifestyles and healthy habits among Fox Valley residents: how to reach and maintain a healthy weight; and also public policy, environmental and systems change.