Empowering Healthy Lives

Quality health care is one of the foundations for building a resilient community. Under our Empowering Healthy Lives focus area, we invest in programs that provide our community greater access to health care services and improve the quality of life for people with special needs.

17 %

Residents under the age of 65 are uninsured

63 %

Children with disabilities live in households experiencing financial hardship


Clients were served by 22 United Way funded programs last year

Access To Care

Our funded programs enroll residents in health care benefits, promote health and wellness, and provide primary and mental health care to people without adequate insurance access.

Special Needs

Our team also invests in programs for individuals with special needs and their families. By funding out-of-school activities for children and adults with special needs and respite care for their families and caretakers, we support families in meaningful, restorative ways. United Way also manages the Special Needs Equipment Fund which provides medically necessary equipment for children with special needs when insurance will not pay for it.

See Our Impact

Watch this video to hear from our nonprofit partners and their clients as they share how their lives are changed through participating in United Way funded programs.

Want to see more impact?

Download a PDF resource with additional information on our Empowering Healthy Lives focus area.

Special Needs Equipment Fund

Get more information on our application and qualifications process.

Get to Know ALICE

ALICE represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, childcare, health care, and transportation.