Focus Area: Health
$435,250 - 16 Programs - 12 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.
2017 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.
Individuals and families mange the risk factors that contribute to chronic disease.
Individuals benefit from RUW funded health programs.
Individuals will locate Mental Health providers and will receive encouragement and support to seek treatment.
Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse will receive counseling, support, housing, employment resources, advocacy, and safety.
Individuals will receive affordable counseling, child victims of abuse will receive Trauma-focused therapy.
Individuals with chronic illness will manage their condition through exercise and good health habits. Families will improve healthy behaviors.
Children in the court system are placed in safe, stable homes, receive court-ordered services, and learn life skills.
People experiencing homelessness will improve health and reduce hospitalizations.
Isolated Seniors will increase safety and lower depression risk through volunteer home visits and activities.
Birth parents, foster families, and adoptive families will receive the training and support needed to ensure that babies have a stable family and a healthy beginning to life.
Providing agencies include: Children’s Home Society of VA At Risk Family Services, Rappahannock YMCA Special Needs, Rappahannock YMCA Therapeutic, MHAF Mental Health HelpLine, Rapp. Adult Activities Dental Health, Lloyd Moss Clinic Diabetes Prevention, Catholic Charities Family Services, Empowerhouse Education & Supports, Catholic Charities Family Services, Mental Health America Senior Visitors, Micah Residential Recovery Program, Rapp. Adult Activities Day Health, Rapp. Court Appt. 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
Mary was the first one to arrive at our new Closed Support Group the day we met, and I introduced myself to her. She smiled shyly, managing to appear friendly despite the evident bone-weariness…
At Micah Ecumenical Ministries on Princess Anne Street, residents can now enjoy important simple moments of solitude thanks to the hard work from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative employees during Rappahannock United Way’s recent Day of Action.
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…