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Recent Health Outcomes

One Story - From the beginning, Knox Yurth was a happy, healthy baby. When he began crying inconsolably at only 3 weeks old, mom Kristin felt in her gut that something must be wrong. Despite a physical exam, as well as multiple X-rays and ultrasound exams, all testing came back normal. Back home, Kristin tried and tried to comfort her son, but he continued to cry throughout the night. The next morning, he had what looked like a blister around his mouth. Thanks to United Way Partner Agency, Knox was treated early and recovered very quickly. Three months following his admission, Knox’s skin had completely healed. 

  

Big Picture Statistics:

  • 6,184 adults and children received needed mental health services.

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

  • $31,760,989 in uncompensated medical care was provided to children in the Greater St. Joseph area.

  • 3,856 children recieved specialized pediatric care.  

  • 1,459 people worked through alcohol and drug addiction recovery. 

  • 251 people received counseling related to sexual violence. 

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

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

  • 611 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. 

  • More than 400 orders of protection were secured to keep families safe. 

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

  • More than 900 youth participated in organized sports and activities.

  • 4,702 diapers were provided for 68 households at not cost.

  • 75 children received a bicycle helmet.

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

  • 159 pregnant and parenting teens and adults were engaged in porograms and services to help them and their young children with support and stability.