United Way of West Central Mississippi is building healthier, more resilient communities by promoting healthy eating and physical activity, expanding access to quality health care and integrating health into early childhood development. We do this through collaborating with our partner agencies and other community organizations to provide programs that highlight healthy eating, encourage exercise, promote early health screenings, provide senior services, offer shelter and programs for the abused, provide crisis counseling and offer affordable health care; while always offering the opportunity for family to make healthy and proactive choices.
Our health goal is to educate community members on the importance of good health and make them aware of basic health and human services by addressing the following target issues:
- Access to Healthcare
- Prevention, Managment, and Treatment
- Safe and Independent Living
The United Way of West Central Mississippi is collaborating with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Familywize
Executive Director, Michele Connelly, was able to participate in Roadmaps to Health partnering with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Check out this video and see how much we are growing as a healthy community. Roadmaps to Health video
Our Funded Programs with Partner Agencies
Home Delivered Meals – to provide meals to eligible homebound functionally impaired, low-income people.
Homemaker – supportive in home services for the elderly.
Transportation – provides transportation to elderly and homebound seniors for doctor’s appointments.
Case Management – screening instrument used and administered to determine the needs of the elderly and homebound.
Ombudsman – trained advocate who receives grievances made by or on behalf of older residents of nursing homes or personal care facilities.
CASA Program – volunteers are court appointed advocates for abused and neglected children.
Prevention Services(Teen Pregnancy, Drug and Violence Prevention) – combats violence in the schools to students at risk identified by teachers and counselors in grades K-6 and provides junior high students with information and the use of Baby Think It Over Dolls to curb the high teen pregnancy rate.
Health Clinic – a clinic for individuals who have no insurance. Free medicines are given if available.
Counselor-in-Training – provides professional and qualified counseling to students.
Domestic Violence – provides a comprehensive service programs for victims of domestic violence and their children.
HIV Services, Inc.
Clinic – provides specific outpatient medical care and monitoring for the HIV/Aids patients of Warren County.
Shelter – provides 24 hour emergency shelter for abused, neglected, runaway and homeless children.
Someplace Special – provides an elderly day treatment program for individuals fifty years of age and older. This program offers encouragement and support to assist them in pursing their highest level of independence.
Camps and Day Care Scholarships – after school childcare scholarships for low-income parents and scholarships for summer camps.