United Way is focused on assuring access to developmental, behavioral and mental health services and resources for crisis pregnancy.
United Way is building healthier, more resilient individuals by promoting healthy eating, physical activities, and expanding access to quality mental health care.
Despite numerous efforts, access to appropriate health care remains a concern for many in the Ozarks. According to the 2017 Community Focus Report, in the Springfield area — which includes Greene, Christian, and Webster counties — 20.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries suffer from depression. Data shows that 1 in 4 people in our community experience a behavioral, developmental, or mental disability and only 1 in 20 of those will be treated due to lack of services.
Addressing Causes of PovertyRed Flag Indicators
1 in 4Experience a Behavioral, Developmental, or Mental Diasbility
1 in 20Will Be Treated Due To Lack Of Access To Service
1 in 3Children Are Obese Before Their Fifth Birthday
We fund programs with these key requirements
- Hope Center
- Support Groups
- Crisis Hot Line
- Family and Community Education