Working for a healthier community
The Catawba County United Way is focused on supporting safe and secure environments for children and adults, providing access to health care and mental health services and ensuring nutritional needs are met for local seniors and families.
Catawba County Health Facts
- In 2019, EMS went to 592 calls that were treated as overdoses.
- The number of food insecure people is 19,180. The number of food insecure children is 6,970.
- More than 1 in 4 Partners Behavioral Health Management clients reported 3 or more challenges with social determinants of health, indicating a risk to health and wellness for those individuals.
- 16.5% of the adult population is uninsured while 4.8% of children are uninsured.
(Source: 2019 Catawba County Community Health Assessment by Catawba County Public Health and LiveWell Catawba)
Always Ready to Help
For those who need a healthy meal, or who need shelter from emotional or physical abuse, or those trying to beat addiction, or those in need of counseling or health related education, the Catawba County United Way has spent the last 76 years finding and supporting community partners to address these issues.
The Catawba County United Way supported the following programs in 2020: HIV counseling/testing/education through Aids Leadership Foothills Area Alliance; Individual/family counseling and First Step domestic violence shelter and sexual assault services all through Family Guidance Center; Meals on Wheels and Seniors Morning Out through DSS Senior Nutrition Services; emergency/disaster services through American Red Cross and medically assisted recovery through Exodus Homes.