Health

Health

Healthy Lifestyle Choices - Our Strategy

By being proactive, we can improve the mental and physical health of our communities by educating community members on healthier lifestyle choices.

Under the Health Pillar, funded partners and direct programs will focus on:

  • Mental Health
  • Domestic Violence Issues
  • Social Media causing social isolation
  • Effects of substance abuse
  • Prevention to break the cycle of negative behaviors

2020 Funded Partners and Programs

  • CASA Connection - Child Advocacy and Support Program
  • Center for Assault and Domestic Violence Survivors - Direct Victim Services Program
  • Center For Assault and Domestic Violence Survivors - Education and Prevention Programs
  • Columbus Family YMCA - 2nd Grade Swimming Lessons
  • Columbus Family YMCA - Financial Assistance Program
  • Columbus Family YMCA - NRG Zone
  • Columbus Family YMCA - Y CAN Camp
  • The Arc of Platte County - Camps, Activities, and Respite Programs
  • Youth and Families for Christ - After School Drop in's and Crisis Prevention Classes
  • Youth and Families for Christ - Giving Back
  • Youth and Families for Christ - Healthy Hearts and Souls
  • Youth and Families for Christ - Out-of-School Suspensions and Teen Parents
  • Youth and Families for Christ - Stress/Anger Management
  • Youth and Families for Christ - W.A.I.T (Why Am I Tempted)

Youth Mental Health - Our Strategy

Mental Health has been identified as a priority issue in our area.  Focusing on reducing suicide attempts might seem narrow, but the issues leading to that point are broad.  The Columbus Area United Way seeks to educate the community about mental health and the tools available for those in a crisis, especially our youth. 

Under the Health Pillar, funded partners and direct programs will focus on:

  • Mental Health
  • Domestic Violence issues
  • Social media causing social isolation
  • Effects of substance abuse
  • Prevention to break the cycle of negative behaviors

2020 Funded Partners and Programs

  • Youth and Families for Christ - Suicide Prevention and Social Skills Group
  • United Way - promotion of "Your Life Your Voice"