Health

Whether it is an individual or family without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, United Way of Hall County believes in improving everyone’s health and safety.  Our aspiration is that all residents of Hall County are healthy and safe. We promote health and safety by investing in:
 
Efforts to break the cycle of domestic violence, abuse and neglect– Regardless of age, living in a home and community free from violence, abuse or neglect is essential to individuals' overall sense of well-being. 
 
Improving access to primary medical, behavioral and dental care – Individuals must have access to necessary health care services, including those for preventive, mental, dental, pharmaceutical, vision or other that is provided in a coordinated way that will produce the best health results.
 
Prevention of and intervention in unsafe or unhealthy behaviors – Beginning with prenatal care, developing a lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet, physical activity and avoidance of unsafe drugs, alcohol and tobacco provides the foundation for living a healthier life that is productive and meaningful.


Our Community Investment funds programs that align with our strategic priorities in Education, Income, and Health.
Funded Health Programs:

Boy Scouts of America
HISPANIC OUTREACH PROGRAM:
designed to bring Hispanic youth to the Scouting program, and engage them in physical activity, healthy behavior, team building, crime prevention and abuse avoidance

Boys & Girls of Hall County
SMART MOVES PROGRAM:
prevention program focusing on saying no to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and pregnancy 
 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County

TRIPLE PLAY HEALTHY HABITS PROGRAM:
allows economically-disadvantaged youth to learn how eating smart, keeping fit and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy, productive lifestyle

Brenau University
CENTER FOR COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES:
provides diagnostic/evaluation tools for the only free or low-cost psychological counseling and test provider in Hall County

Brenau University
REAL, INTERACTIVE SUMMER EXPERIENCE
preventing summer learning loss and promoting healthy life choices for low-income children in Gainesville and Hall County, GA

CASA
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES:
provides legal advocacy through the juvenile court to abused, abandoned and neglected children between the ages of birth and 18

Center Point
WILHEIT STUDENT/COUNSELING SERVICES:
provides free mental health services to students in the Hall County and Gainesville City school systems

Challenged Child & Friends
HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM:
provides nursing and therapeutic services for special needs children ages six weeks to six years in a setting that is integrated with learning and socialization activities

Children's Center for Hope & Healing
WOMEN'S SERVICES PROGRAM:
provides licensed clinical psychologist to counsel women 18 years and older who have been victimized by sexual abuse as children

Children's Center for Hope & Healing
VICTIM SERVICES PROGRAM:
provides specialized counseling to children ages 2 to 18 who have been victims of sexual abuse

Children's Center for Hope & Healing
ADULT MALE SURVIVOR SERVICES:
strives to assist adults in makeing the transition from victim to survivor 

Children's Center for Hope & Healing

PROJECT PATHFINDER:
helps young people who have displayed inappropriate sexual behaviors and/or face legal charges as a sexual offender

Eagle Ranch
COUNSELING FOR AT-RISK CHILDREN:
implements a treatment plan for a child and his/her family to identify and replace destructive behavior patterns and work towards family reunification in a healthy environment

Edmondson-Telford Center for Children
FORENSIC INTERVIEW PROGRAM:
enables investigation of child abuse or neglect cases to have access to stronger, more accurate testimonies from victims that yield higher prosecution rates of offenders

Gateway Domestic Violence Center
PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAM:
attempts to break the cycle of domestic abuse by providing school-age children information about recognizing violence and how to identify potentially dangerous relationships

Gateway Domestic Violence Center
CHILD WITNESS PROGRAM:
provides support groups for children and teens who have witnessed abuse in their home, and teaches skills needed for healthy relationships

Gateway Domestic Violence Center
SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP:
supports women who are ending abusive relationships, and teaches skills for a life free from violence

Good News Clinics
MEDICAL CLINIC:
provides laboratory tests for medical patients who are uninsured and whose family income is less than 150% of the federal poverty level

Good News Clinics
DENTAL CLINIC:
helps with the cost of a certified dental assistant to assist volunteer dentists in providing care to uninsured children and adults and whose family income is less than 150% of the federal poverty level

Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County
HEALTHY HABITS EXPO:
provides many resources and opportunities for children and their families to learn about preventing childhood obesity and maintaining a healthy, happy lifestyle. 

Rape Response
PREVENTION EDUCATION:
provides 3-day Georgia Board of Education approved date rape prevention education to approximately 2,300 8th graders

The Guest House
ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE SERVICES:
provides frail, elderly patients who often have Alzheimer's disease or some type of dementia, with medical, social and emotional care in a warm, "home-like" environment

Women's Source
GIRL POWER:
to help young women explore ways to better their self-esteem; encourage them to lead a confident, healthy lifestyle; and empwer them to take charge of their future. 


527 Oak Street, Gainesville, GA 30501 P.O. Box 2656, Gainesville, GA 30503
Phone (770) 536-1121
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