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

One story  ̶  After serving multiple terms of military service in Afghanistan, David’s life fell apart in the wake of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Relationships and income crumbled as he stepped into substance abuse. He found his way to a United Way Partner Agency after he had been homeless for a time. With professional support and controlled medication for his mental health needs, he found services that helped him start over. He now has housing, is working two different jobs, and is rebuilding relationships as he lives each day with managed mental health.

Some of the bigger picture from last year

>4,787 adults and children received needed mental health services.

>528 senior adults received 109,509 nutritious meals to help maintain health..

>624 women received mammograms.

>1,277 high school students pledged not to drink and drive.

>More than $21,100,000 in uncompensated medical care was provided to Buchanan County children.

>1,231 people worked through alcohol and addiction recovery.

>215 people received counseling related to sexual violence.

>368 children learned how to stay safe while living on or visiting a farm.

>228 young children and teens increased knowledge of safety issues by attending Safety Town.

>413 women and their children who were victims of domestic or sexual violence received emergency shelter, and 79 were housed in supportive or transitional housing.

>More than 280 people without the ability to pay received needed counseling and psychiatric services.

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

>338 senior citizens remained in their residences, avoiding nursing home placement, due to in-home services.

>86 seniors kept active through 10,260 hours of volunteer service.

Click here to see area EDUCATION outcomes from last year.