Health

United Way works for a healthier America

HealthWhether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, United Ways are working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care.

Our Goal

Our work on the Health of our community is just beginning, but the Branch County United Way is no stranger to these issues. For many years the United Way has been a funder for programs such as the Free Health Clinic, Maternal and Infant Health, and Hospice. Attending to the issue of childhood obesity, we also fund scholarships for AYSO Soccer, and sporting programs through the Bronson Youth Recreation Association.

 

Our Strategy

Achieving our goal requires us all to become more aware of health risks and the potential effects they have on ourselves and others, starting from before birth. Working to change policies and practices, such as extending health care coverage, will enable more people to live healthier lives.

 

Our Partners

The health of our community is the cornerstone of the success of all that we do, and to that end, the Branch County United Way has always been a staunch supporter of programs that serve the health of our community. 

AYSO Soccer

A quality area youth soccer program that promotes a fun, family environment.

Bronson Youth Recreation Association

Provides recreational programs including summer parks programs, baseball, softball, soccer and golf for children of all ages in the Bronson area.

CHC Hospice

Gives assistance to terminally ill people and their families, enabling the family to live as fully as possible until the death by offering physical, emotional and spiritual support. 

CHC Maternal and Infant Health

Provides pregnant women with special non-medical services to promote healthy delivery and to help babies grow into healthy children.

Happy Feet

Works with a network of school counselors to identify children in needs of shoes in Branch County. They then provide socks and shoes to those in need.

Coldwater Christian Services/Jacob's Well

Offers food, goods and financial assistance to relieve the acute, temporary survival needs of local residents, or transients, who are poor or destitute.

Presbyterian Free Health Clinic

Provides healthcare at no charge to citizens of Branch County who have no medical insurance, are under-insured, or cannot afford to pay for health care.