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.
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