United Way’s Across the Country Help Americans Live Healthy Lives
Whether it is a senior citizen trying to live independently or communities struggling with violence, United Ways are working to ensure everyone has the ability to improve their quality of life.
There is no doubt that Genesee County is getting older. The number of residents age 60 and above has increased more than 20% in the last ten years. Many struggle to remain in their homes, but the United Way of Genesee County is working to ensure seniors (age 62 & over) access programs that improve quality of life, providing them with independent living situations and enrichment opportunities.
While the violent crime rate in Flint alone is 400% higher than the national average; youth violence is a county-wide problem. Helping our future leaders overcome a cycle of aggressive behaviors and victimization, the United Way of Genesee County is investing in programs that focus on prevention and early intervention of youth violence including bullying and criminal acts.
Grants total more than $161,640 were awarded to:
- Bendle Public Schools (Family Health Services)
- Catholic Charities of Genesee and Shiawassee County (Kinship Caregivers and Family Counseling)
- Communication Access Center (Senior Citizens Program for the Deaf)
- Family Service Agency of Mid-Michigan (In-Home Elder Care, Visually Impaired Center, and Family Counseling)
- Genesee Intermediate School District (CHILL - Civility Helps Individuals Live)
- Priority Children (Assessment of Children’s Mental Health)
- Valley Area Agency on Aging (KISS - Keeping Independent Seniors Safe)