United Way Works for Healthier Communities
Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, United Ways are working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care.
Since 2008, we’ve been working to increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.
Our Strategy and Programs
Achieving our goal requires us all to become more aware of health risks and the potential effects they have on ourselves and others, starting from before birth. Working to change policies and practices, such as extending health care coverage, will enable more people to live healthier lives.
Community Care Ministry's Dental Program provides dental services to uninsured and under-insured individuals in 57 schools, 8 nursing homes, 8 Head Start programs, and 1 center for the developmentally disabled.
The Crisis Center provides safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children as well as support and advocacy to more than 100 victims each month.
Catholic Charities offers several services including therapeutic services, Kansas Loan Pool Project, rental assistance, and utility assitance to individuals in 6 of our surrounding counties.
Sunflower CASA Project, Inc.'s Sunflower Bridge Child Exchange and Visitation Center provides a safe place for children to visit their nonresidential parent and helps victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers receive advocacy services through the Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center.
Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps provide a camping environment for foster teens in the surrounding areas to have a safe place to express themselves and build a sense of community.
Pawnee Mental Health Services provides mental health services to persons in 10 counties in Kansas.