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 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.
Children's Home Society of Florida: Mid Florida Community Counseling
Provides in-home and in-school behavioral health services to Marion County residents via telehealth.
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.
FreeD.O.M Clinic: Childhood Community Dental Hygiene Education Program
Provides oral screening, fun and engaging oral hygiene instruction on proper brushing and flossing techniques, nutritional counseling and education, and fluoride application.
Heart of Florida Health Center: Pediatric Dental Program
Provides compassionate, family-centered dental care 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.
Kimberly's Center for Child Protection: 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 Marion County citizens and their spouse, and encourages socialization and better health.
The Centers, Inc: The Centers Coordination of Care
Increases and supports the accessibility of mental health services to all community residents through streamlined and enhanced access to services.
The Pearl Project: Healing Homes
Provides counseling and therapeutic sessions to teach children pro-social behaviors and problem-solving skills, and provide caregivers with training and self-worth sessions.