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, Live healthy Action Team and Familywize
Our Funded Programs with Partner Agencies
Cary Christian Center
Parent/Child Program – provides support to young and single mothers with prenatal and parenting classes, as well as home visits.
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.
Home Delivered Meals- Provides services to the homebound, frail and elderly.
Health Clinic – a clinic for individuals who have no insurance. Free medicines are given if available.
Grace Christian Counseling Center
Counselor-in-Training – provides professional and qualified counseling to students.
Vicksburg Child and Parent Center
CASA- Trains volunteers to become advocates for children of domestic abuse.