Health

FOR A COMMUNITY TO FLOURISH, ITS MEMBERS MUST BE HEALTHY. BECAUSE OF THIS, UNITED WAY OF MARION COUNTY STRATEGICALLY INVESTS IN PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH ACCESS TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS CARE. WE ARE FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS THAT PROMOTE MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING FOR ALL. 

OUR VISION

Marion County residents will have access to programs and services that will enable them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

TARGET ISSUES

  • Ensuring availability of mental health services.
  • Improving seniors' health by providing access to services so they can live independently. 
  • Supporting health education and treatment for children under 18 years of age.

Internal Initiatives

Looking for affordable housing, quality daycare, or utility assistance? Dealing with a personal crisis, struggling with thoughts of suicide, or seeking help with an aging parent? 
 
Dial, 2-1-1, United Way's free information and referral help-line links those in need with assistance from more than 2,000 local health and human service programs.
 

Our Funded Health Partners

Boys & Girls Club of Marion County:  Triple Play Sports Fitness & Recreation
Improves overall health of Club members, ages 6-18, by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.

Creative Services:  Crisis Intervention
Provides 24-hour crisis intervention, safety planning, crisis counseling, and safe shelter for domestic violence victims to prevent further domestic violence and murder/suicide.

Heart of Florida Health Center Pediatric Dental Program
Provides family-centered dental care and oral health education to primarily low-income children in Marion County.

His House for Her Targeted Case Management Program
Recovery education linked to mental/behavioral therapy therapy and oral health education to primarily low-income children in Marion County.

Kimberly's Center for Child Protection

Child Abuse Prevention
Provides youth with internet safety knowledge and teaches them to identify unsafe situations to reduce/prevent unintentional injuries.

Therapeutic Counseling & Advocacy
Provides highly specialized services in an all-in-one, child-friendly environment to minimize trauma after an allegation of child abuse.

Marion Senior Services Meals on Wheels
Provides meals, nutrition education and risk screening for senior Marion County citizens and their spouses and encourages socialization and better health.

The Pearl ProjectHealing Homes
Provides counseling and therapeutic sessions to teach children pro-social behaviors and problem-solving skills and provides caregivers with training and self-worth sessions.

SMA Healthcare Amnesty Program
Offers prescribed substances abuse treatment services and coordinates other health and human services.

Transition Life Center & CommunityTLC Navigator Program
Supports Marion County families and caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.