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Supportive Community Health Services

GOAL:  Improving quality of life for a specific population with an identified need.

SUCCESS STORY

For the past year, Faith in Action has provided “Bob” with transportation to the grocery store, food pantry and laundry, along with a little help around his home.  The Aging and Disability Resource Center assisted Bob with transportation to medical appointments.  Bob’s health suddenly changed and he needed medical transportation outside of the county three times per week for several weeks.  Due to a staff shortage, the ADRC could not accommodate all of Bob’s medical transportation needs. Working together with the ADRC and coordinating our volunteers, we were able to get Bob to all of his much needed medical treatments and we are happy to report that he’s doing much better.  Bob can't say enough about his volunteer who goes above and beyond for him.

LOCAL RESULTS

  • 2,210 calls with questions related to COVID-19 were answered by our local 2-1-1 contact center in 2020. 
  • Since 2008, south Wood and Adams Counties residents have saved $591,446 on prescription costs using FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card.
  • 11,290 Help Guides were distributed in south Wood and Adams Counties in 2019.
  • Over 3,800 people volunteered in Wood County in 2020.

Source:  FamilyWize.org, United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties, UWSWAC’s Volunteer Center

SUPPORTING INFORMATION

  • 26 families received respite care services in 2020 through a United Way partner program.
  • 181 individuals were provided with clothing for a job interview or work clothes through a United Way partner program in 2020.
  • 70 Adams County seniors received transportation to medical appoinments or supportive services to maintain independence and quality of life in their own home. 

Source:  UWSWAC Partner Program, UWSWAC Partner Program, UWSWAC Partner Program

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