Health of individuals is a strong indicator of the health of a community. United Way of DeKalb County supports programming to help those without health insurance, seniors in need of home health care, survivors of abuse and individuals struggling with mental illness or addiction.
Your contribution has allowed us to provide funding to these United Way Partner Agency programs in 2015 that impacted the health of DeKalb County residents:
- Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana served a total of 165 clients in DeKalb County. About 61% of Cancer Services' clients from DeKalb County reported a household income at or below 200% of the poverty rate.
- Serenity House, Inc. provided transitional living (recovery homes) for 135 DeKalb County residents in 2015. In addition, Serenity House served 945 individuals indirectly through varioius services.
- St. Martin's Healthcare, Inc. provided primary medical, dental and vision care as well as prescription assistance for 4,326 uninsured residents of DeKalb County which will ultimately will improve the health of our community. The clinic is open 4 1/2 days a week and offers both walk-in clinics and appointments as well as specialty clinics and education classes.
2016 Power of the Purse Grants impacted health through these services:
- St. Martin's Healthcare, Inc. used POP funding to hold three Women's Health Days during 2016-2017. Women who attend the Women's Health Day are scheduled for a pap, pelvic, and nanual breast exam. In addition, blood pressure checks, bone density screenings for osteoporosis, and educaiton specific to women's health issues are provided.
- Butler Public Library used Power of the Purse dollars to offer Stretch & Move, a simple exercise class to senior citizens, at the library.