United Way of the Plains

Health: Improving people’s wellness

Health is such a basic need. It impacts every aspect of a person’s daily life. A child with a toothache is unable to concentrate in school and succeed. A family is often overwhelmed to the point of bankruptcy by the financial burdens of an illness. Seniors without prescription assistance have to make frightening decisions on which medicine they can afford and which ones they will go without.

Funded Programs

Health Support and Education

Program / Agency

Healthcare Education Programs / American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate

Bereavement Services / Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice

Volunteer Services / Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice

Public Education / Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center

Medical Services

Program / Agency

Project Access (medical care for low-income persons) / Central Plains Regional Health Care Foundation

Direct Client Services / Medical Service Bureau

Mental Health and Counseling

Program / Agency

Cana Counseling Services / Catholic Charities

Breakthrough Club Prevocational Day Program / Episcopal Social Services

Healthy Families / Kansas Children’s Service League

Outpatient Mental Health / Kansas Children’s Service League

COMPEER for Children / Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas

Mid Kansas Senior Outreach / Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas

Pathways / Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas

Crisis Counseling / Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center

Therapeutic Services for Children / Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center

Street Outreach Services (SOS) / Wichita Children’s Home

Disability Support

Program / Agency

Targeted Case Management / Rainbows United

Adult Day Program / United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

Community Service Assistive Technology / United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

Independent Living Support / United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

Services for the Elderly

Program / Agency

Adult Day Services / Catholic Charities

Senior Companion / Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas

In-home Respite Care / Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita

Senior Centers / Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita

Initiatives and Collaborations

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FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card

The FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card can reduce the cost of prescriptions for people who are uninsured or underinsured. You can even use it if you have health insurance. Read more and print your card.

Operation Immunization
Operation Immunization

Each year, we team with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy to offer Operation Immunization, a program that provides free flu shots to individuals who can't afford the vaccine. Pharmacy school students administer almost 1,000 vaccines, which are funded by the United Way Legacy Society.

Success Stories

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