Join the Fight for Health
Low birth rate, childhood hunger, alcohol and drug dependence, post traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues...our neighbors face these health challenges every day that impact their daily lives, education and economic stability.
We – the team at United Way of Calhoun County, our partners and supporters like you – surround tough problems like these and we fight. We fight for every person to have the chance to get healthy – and stay healthy.
How We Fight
We focus on lasting solutions that go beyond short-term charity. These are solutions that start now and continue for generations.
That means bringing together employers, public health experts, economic mobility experts and other nonprofits to support the physical and mental health of every person. We help people get and stay healthy by providing services such as:
Supportive & Intensive Outpatient Program - Funded through Billy T. Cattan Recovery Outreach, this program provides primary treatment for substance use disorders. The program relies on a number of evidence-based approaches to provide quality services to outpatient clients.
Drug, Homelessness, and Child Abuse Prevention - Funded through Mid-Coast Family Serivces, these programs provide youth intervention services designed to prevent drug use, quickly re-house homeless individuals, and to help address and promote strong families by preventing child abuse.
Court Appointed Special Advocate - Funded through Golden Crescent CASA, this program provides volunteers appointed by judges to provide the courts in-depth information about child abuse victims and the child's best interests to enable a judge to make informed decisions, likely decisions that would have lifelong effects for the child. Volunteers make sure the children they serve are not overlooked in an overburdened foster care system, court ordered services are acted upon in a timely manner, and the children do not stay in the foster care system longer than necessary.
Meals on Wheels, Congregate Meals, and Transportation - Funded through the Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association, these programs provide hot and nutritious delivered meals to homebound clients, congregate meals to seniors served at the Heritage Center, and transportation for seniors to medical appointments and other essential needs.
High Risk Developmental Program - Funded through the STARS Clinic, this program provides services proactively identifying and working to resolve developmental delays in children, hopefully before enter the school system so they may begin school with the same learning ability as their peers.