HEALTH

Our goal is to align with the Health Improvement Organization in order to improve and sustain community health.

It matters because 17% of residents in a 2012 Community Health Assessment reported mental health problems in the previous 12 months, making it harder to improve their lives.

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What we’re doing – Supporting these programs keeps families and individuals mentally and physically health.  For example, 75% of patients in a United Way supported outpatient counseling program reported significant reductions in symptoms.  Healthy adults work and healthy kids learn.

PROGRAMS FUNDED:

Sexual Assault Program – AWARE
Providing community education striving to eliminate sexual violence. Initial medical attention to assault victims, and counseling referrals for women and children who have experienced sexual assault or violence.  97% of AWARE presentation attendees report an increased knowledge in sexual assault and the healing process.
Our IMPACTThis 18 year-old female client has a history of early childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect.  She has lived with her paternal grandmother since leaving foster care.  She was kidnapped and…
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Trauma Counseling – AWARE
Individual and group counseling to women and children who have been victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.  97% of AWARE counseling clients report an understanding that domestic violence is not the fault of the victim.
Our IMPACT – Danna struggled most of her adult life. She was working, going to school and trying to raise her daughter. She hoped life would get a little easier when she moved in with her boyfriend. It got worse
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Community Based Mentoring – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jackson County
One-to-one mentoring program focusing on fostering healthy choices, emotional well-being, and academic success of young people through positive role-modeling relationships.  At-risk youth not only develop a better sense of their own future, they also showed improvement in physical fitness and personal hygiene.
Our IMPACTLittle sister Susan is excited to be starting her second year with Big Sister Kelly!  Susan is a bright 11-year-old who has lived with…
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Outpatient Counseling – Catholic Charities
Wide range of mental health and substance abuse services for children, families, and adults with an emphasis on creating strong family relationships and maintaining good mental health.  685 people completed Outpatient Counseling last year.  90% showed mental and/or behavioral improvement.
Our IMPACT – Mary was struggling — with her children, with relationships within her family, with work, and especially with
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Breakout Drug Education – Family Service & Children’s Aid
School-based drug prevention education for middle and high school students.  78% of students who completed the Breakout Drug Education program reported that their is a “little or no chance” they will drink or use drugs until at least 18 years old.
Our IMPACTHi Ms. Shelley, I loved it when you came to my school.  I have a lot of friends who thinks it’s cool to smoke pot and get drunk.  They ask me to join them all the time and…
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Family Counseling – Family Service & Children’s Aid
Accredited, comprehensive mental and behavioral health counseling program aiming to alleviate personal and interpersonal problems that create dysfunction in the family.  4,110 Family Counseling sessions were completed in 6 month, 90% showed mental and/or behavioral improvement.
Our IMPACTMary has been a client for the last six months.  She sought help because she couldn’t…
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative – Jackson County Health Department
Community initiative to reduce teen pregnancy rates in Jackson County and address contributing factors.  800 Jackson County teens have been reached through TPPI’s Teen Advisory Council.
Our IMPACTThe Power of Me program took place for the 3rd year at the King Center for a four week after school program in February through March of 2014.  The finale is that all program participants get to…
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Dance 4 A Healthier Jackson – Jackson School of the Arts
Offers dance classes lead by trained professionals to low income, at-risk children. 326 area children have access to regular exercise through dance classes, and positive role models.
Our IMPACT – Olivia”s dad hasn’t been home for six months.  He has missed so many thing in her young life.
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Project Access – LifeWays
Provides health care to those that cannot afford medical services and do not have insurance or do not qualify for public healthcare insurance.  62% of Project Access patients report an increased ability to work or increase their productivity after one year in the program.
Our IMPACT – Donna found a lump and it scared her.  Many members of her family had breast cancer scares and now she felt like it was
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