Building a system of support that promotes positive relationships, trauma-informed environments, and access to services throughout a person’s life can improve the success of every individual in our community.

UNITED WE FIGHT

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Iowa adults live with some form of mental illness.


NAMI

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Traumatic experiences can make a child six times more likely to experience depression as an adult.

Iowa ACES Report

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More work is missed due to poor health for an individual thriving in only physical well-being versus someone thriving in all five factors of health.

Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index

RETURNING HOME

jontaviusJontavious has lived away from home four times in mental health treatments for autism. After returning home the last time, United Way-funded ManUp Iowa helped stabilize him and open him up emotionally. Now 16, he's been home for two years; he just earned his driver's permit and landed his first job.

WHAT IF EVERYONE HAD A CHANCE TO LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE?

JOIN THE FIGHT

Designate your United Way donation to Health


DONATE

Sign up for the Make It Okay initiative
and help reduce stigma around mental health.

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Access 211 if you or someone you know needs mental health services.

FIND RESOURCES

Advocate for increased funding to build a stronger mental health care system in Iowa.

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Promote caring connections and help foster a sense of purpose in the workplace.

 

 

UNITED WE WIN

 

United Way of Central Iowa fights for the well-being of all central Iowans by:

  • Funding programs that increase access to mental health services
  • Advocating for a comprehensive mental health care system for children and adults
  • Leading and supporting coalitions working to improve mental health
  • Providing resources to employers to improve well-being in the workplace

OUR SUCCESSES

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United Way of Central Iowa helped lead CAMHI 4 KIDS, a coalition that successfully advocated for a law that established a children’s mental health system in Iowa.


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1,808 individuals accessed mental health services in 2018. 81.8%
have improved or maintained their health.


 

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23,790 volunteers gave 243,081 hours through volunteer opportunities sponsored or supported by United Way of Central Iowa in 2018, fostering a greater sense of purpose.


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The Iowa ACEs Coalition, with United Way support, successfully advocated for legislation requiring all school employees to be trained annually on adverse childhood experiences, toxic stress, and suicide prevention.

LEARN MORE ABOUT UNITED WAY'S WORK IN HEALTH

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