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Here are some area outcomes made possible last year thanks to people who GIVE to United Way . . .

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.

Some of the bigger picture from last year

>4,925 adults and children received needed mental health services.

>609 senior adults received 111, 577 nutritious meals to help maintain health.

>466 women received mammograms.

>1,924 high school students pledged not to drink and drive.

>More than $22,560,000 in uncompensated medical care was provided to Buchanan County children.

>1,144 people worked through alcohol and addiction recovery.

>253 people received counseling related to sexual violence.

>838 children learned how to stay safe while living on or visiting a farm.

>138 young children and teens increased knowledge of safety issues by attending Safety Town.

>534 women and their children who were victims of domestic or sexual violence received emergency shelter, and 74 were housed in supportive or transitional housing.

>233 people without the ability to pay received needed counseling and psychiatric services.

>62 orders of protection were secured to keep families safe.

>246 senior citizens remained in their residences, avoiding nursing home placement, due to in-home services.

>105 seniors kept active through 12,153 hours of volunteer service.

>2,367 women were educated about breast health.

>More than 500 children participated in aquatics programs.

>354 children were covered with clean diapers when their parents were unable to afford the cost.

>82 children received a bicycle helmet.

Click here to see area EDUCATION outcomes from last year.