United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability for every person in our community.
Food 4 Kids:
The Food 4 Kids program provides a sack of nutritious food for school children, identified by teachers who are at risk of going hungry, to take home with them for the weekend. Often, this is the only food they have.
Agape Mission in the only soup kitchen in Bartlesville that offers a hot meal to all people in need six days a week and allows clients to take home food three days a week so that the day we take off, there is still food available to those that are in need.
American Red Cross
Emergency Disaster Services:
This program that responds to home fires 24/7 and provides immediate financial and assistance to home fire victims. The program also offers food and water to firefighters and other emergency personnel.
Boys & Girls Club of Nowata
Backpack Program: Provides food for low-income children who are at risk of going hungry over the weekend.
In-Home Services:The In-Home program provides house management, housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, shopping, chore services, health screening and up-to-date education regarding senior health issues. The In-Home program also provides socialization for our clients, many of whom are isolated due to physical limitations or a rural location. This program serves low income seniors.
DayBreak: DayBreak is an adult day health program that offers a safe and stimulating environment with therapeutic activities, socialization, exercise programs as well as medical and personal care services for seniors. It provides caregivers an important day time respite that allows them to continue their employment, run errands or simply recharge. DayBreak is a fun, safe and uplifting environment and is the only provider of these services in our area.
Care Management helps seniors remain safely in their own homes. Many seniors, especially those that are low income or isolated due to a rural address, need an advocate that can provide information and assistance in order to assure that all available resources are utilized and to maintain a safe home environment. This program allows seniors to delay nursing home placement.
Family Healthcare Clinic
Teen Pregnancy Prevention:This program provides apregnancy prevention education to those in Dewey, Nowata and Bartlesville, teaching both abstinence and safe contraceptive methods.
Access to Care: This program provides accessible, affordable, primary health care where the underserved, underinsured and uninsured patients can be seen for medical needs and services. Patients have quality care in order to address immediate health issues.
Samaritan Counseling and Growth Center
Counseling Subside: It allows those who are underinsured, uninsured or without financial resources to afford counseling services and receive the treatment they need.
Cancer Care: This support group is for those who have a cancer diagnoses and need an on-going network of support. Led by a trained facilitator, the program provides help understanding the diagnoses, discussion of treatment options and a group of caring, understanding people to talk with.
Helping Hands: It helps individuals over age 18 who do not have the financial resources to pay the minimum fee for mental health assessments and short-term counseling.
Samaritan Child Guidance: Washington Country Child Guidance Program supplies fee assistance for individuals ages birth to 21 with (12) sessions of short-term counseling or psychological evaluation. The goal of the program is children referred for services will develop the skills need for healthier living.
Senior Fit:These classes provide seniors and disabled individuals with fitness classes to increase muscular strength, range of motion and improve activities of daily living. Individuals who suffer from stiff joints, pain, arthritis, limited range of motion or recovering from hip, knee or shoulder surgery benefit from the program services.
Youth Tackle Football and Cheer: It teaches the fundamental skills of football and cheerleading with an emphasis on character building through these sports. Scholarships are provided for children who qualify through funding from the United Way.
Youth Swim Lessons: It teaches swim lessons to those six months to junior high school age to help prevent drowning accidents.