Healthy Lifestyle Choices

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United Way works for a healthier America

Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction,

United Ways are working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care.

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 our Health Pillar, funded partner 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 Programming
  • Center For Assault and Domestic Violence Survivors - Education and Prevention Programming
  • Columbus Family YMCA - 2nd Grade Swimming Lessons
  • Columbus Family YMCA - Financial Assistance
  • 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)