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Recent Health Outcomes

These success stories and statistics are the results of our community's generous giving, advocation and support. 

One story  ̶  Dennis had a strong income, a nice house, and a family. He was a solid problem solver who sought to be the funny guy in the room. Then, he experienced clinical depression from tumultuous life events. Thanks to counseling and medication management from a United Way Partner Agency, he is in a place of healing in a different job with renewed hope that he had lost.

Big Picture Statistics:

  • 4,644 adults and children received needed mental health services.

  • 643 senior adults received 126,311 nutritious meals to help maintain health.

  • 463 women received mammograms. 

  • 3,466 women were educated about breast health. 

  • $34,984,068 in uncompensated medical care was provided to Buchanan County children. 

  • 1,348 people worked through alcohol and drug addiction recovery. 

  • 273 people received counseling related to sexual violence. 

  • 611 children learned how to stay safe while living on or visiting a farm. 

  • 1,284 high school students pledged not to drink and drive. 

  • 167 young children increased knowledge of safety issues by attending Safety Town. 

  • 414 women and their children who were victims of domestic or sexual violence received emergency shelter, and 71 were housed in permanent supportive or transitional housing. 

  • 163 people without the ability to pay received needed counseling and psychiatric services. 

  • 80 orders of protection were secured to keep families safe. 

  • 241 senior citizens remained in their residences, avoiding nursing home placement, due to in-home services

  • More than 1,000 youth participated in organized sports and activities.

  • 621 children were covered with clean diapers when their parents were unable to afford the cost.

  • 102 children received a bicycle helmet.

  • 134 therapeutic items were borrowed by families for children with disabilities.