Promoting physical, social & emotional HEALTH for all ages
Whether it's a senior struggling to remain in her home, a family coping with a child with mental health issues or an individual with addictions who can't break a cycle of self-destructive behavior, United Way is committed to help people gain and maintain physical, social and emotional health.
Independent Living Focus Area
17% of people age 65 or older in the Capital Region are considered low income and face increased risk for challenges to their physical, mental and self-care abilities. That's why United Way works to make sure people with disabilities and seniors have their physical and social needs met in order to live independently.
- See the Independent Living programs United Way funds.
Mental Health Focus Area
One in four adults and one in five children suffer from diagnosable mental disorders. Untreated, they increase the risk of individuals engaging in unhealthy and unsafe behaviors including substance abuse and violent or self-destructive behavior. United Way is committed to making sure people have social and emotional support for achieving mental wellbeing.
- See the Mental Health programs United Way funds.