Focus Area: Health
$414,250 - 13 Programs - 11 Agencies
A healthy and happy community.
Rappahannock United Way is focused on creating a healthier community. We support programs that help individuals and families develop health habits, access health resources, and avoid risky behaviors. By reducing illness and injury, we hope to improve the quality of life in our area.
2018 Health Funding
Individuals will develop age-appropriate skills and habits to avoid risky behaviors for themselves and create safe communities.
Parents nurture a healthy beginning to life by utilizing prenatal, well-baby, and pediatric care.
Providing agencies include: Rappahannock YMCA Special Needs, Rappahannock YMCA Therapeutic, MHAF Mental Health HelpLine, Rapp. Adult Activities Dental Health, Catholic Charities Family Services, Empowerhouse Education & Supports, Catholic Charities Family Services, Mental Health America Senior Visitors, Micah Residential Recovery Program, Rappahannock Court Apptointed Special Advocates, RCASA Counseling and Prevention, and Stafford Junction Healthy Living Pays.
RUW Outcomes for Health:
- Manage Risk Factors: Individuals and families manage the risk factors that contribute to chronic disease.
- Avoid Risky Behaviors: Individuals will develop age appropriate skills and habits to avoid risky behaviors for themselves and create safe communities.
Health Outcome Stories
Laura Ruiz is done making excuses. “My kids always wanted to go to the park and I said no,” stated Ruiz, who lives in Stafford’s Foxwood Village with her husband Olegario and four children. “It’s too far. It’s too hot. Or, it’s too…
From the time Amanda took her first breath, she was fighting for her life. Her mother had not received any pre-natal care. Instead, she used cocaine during her pregnancy…
Tony entered foster care just days after his 17th birthday. He was living with his mother and stepfather in a home riddled with domestic violence.