United Way Works for a Healthier America
Mental illness is the number one cause of disability and the second leading cause of premature death in America. This past year, the Christian Family Counseling Center conducted 8,096 counseling sessions, helping 1,266 clients. Results of those sessions reported 375 marriages SAVED; over 200 people at significant risk of suicide chose LIFE; and many others received the help they needed to recover from the effects of divorce, the global pandemic, and other situations. Hearts that Care Clinic provided life-saving medication to 346 patients.
The Parkinson’s Foundation of Oklahoma works to inspire hope and transform life for Parkinson’s patients and families in Oklahoma. They do this through many programs, including the Parkinson’s Support Network (served 420 last year), Voice Therapy Program (served 621), and PWR!
At last data collection, there are 8,499 Oklahoma children in state custody. CASA of Southwest Oklahoma works to specially select and train compassionate volunteer advocates to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children who are wards of the juvenile court. Children who are represented by CASA are more likely to achieve permanency, become adopted, and report significantly higher levels of HOPE, while also being less likely to reenter the child welfare system.
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