United Way of
Rockland County

Health Initiatives

The United Way of Rockland County increases the value and impact of community support and resources through collaborations that advance the common good for people who live and work in Rockland County. The United Way of Rockland envisions a community where individuals and families have the skills to achieve a quality education, economic security and a healthy lifestyle. In support of this vision the United Way of Rockland partners with organizations and groups, and offers Community Impact Grants.

Health - Individuals and families have the skills to achieve a healthy lifestyle

Reduced Rate Home Care Program

This program provides training of nurse's aides, in addition to, assessment and personal care services for frail elderly and older adults with chronic illness and/or disabilities.

Home Aides of Rockland coordinates this program in partnership with the Rockland County Office of the Aging.

Nutrition Matters: Eat Well and Shop Wisely

This program provides nutrition education for senior citizens.

Meals on Wheels coordinates this program in partnership with Martin Luther King Center and Rockland County Department of Health.

The Water's Fine Program

This program provides therapeutic swim and socialization for children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

ARC of Rockland coordinates this program in partnership with Jawonio and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland.

AVI Educational Support Group

This program provides social and educational support for people who are visually impaired or blind, and educates the community about vision impairments/blindness.

Association for the Visually Impaired coordinates this program in partnership with Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

HOPE (Heroin/Opioid Public Education) Program

This program provides education, support and advocacy to restore families to safety, health and wellness while dealing with a loved one's addiction.

Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence (RCADD) coordinates this program.

Too Good Program

This interactive program provides students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need for positive development to keep them from initiating drug use and to solve conflicts non-violently.

Community Awareness Network for a Drug Free Life and Environment (CANDLE )coordinates this program in partnership with Hempstead Elementary, Kakiat Elementary, Lime Kiln Elementary and the Family Resource Centers at these schools.

Families in Need of Support (FINS)

This program provides individual counseling to improve school attendance, grades, family relationships, emotional health, and reduce disciplinary incident frequency and stress.

VCS coordinates this program in partnership with Rockland 21C.

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