What We Do

Build Strong, Healthy Communities

What We Do

Build Strong, Healthy Communities

Together, we can build a stronger, healthier Kennebec Valley by helping people access prevention and wellness services and engage in healthy behaviors.

What we're up against

Benchmark measurement: In Kennebec County, 7,287.7 years of potential life is lost before age 75 (per 100,000 population).

By tracking these data points over a 10-year period and in collaboration with Impact2032, our goal is to reduce the years of potential life lost before age 75 by 5%.

Together, we can build a stronger, healthier Kennebec Valley by helping people access prevention and wellness services and engage in healthy behaviors.

What we're up against

Benchmark measurement: In Kennebec County, 7,287.7 years of potential life is lost before age 75 (per 100,000 population).

By tracking these data points over a 10-year period and in collaboration with Impact2032, our goal is to reduce the years of potential life lost before age 75 by 5%.

How we make it better

Living a healthy life extends beyond yearly checkups. Longevity and happiness require a combination of strong mental health, ample nourishment, community connections, physical activity, healthy choices, and a sense of safety. By investing in health programs and services like meal delivery for homebound seniors, outreach initiatives for teens, access to fresh, healthy food for people of all ages, and behavioral support programs for at-risk individuals, we help our community members — children, adults, families, and neighbors — live longer, healthier, more fulfilled lives.

A combination of good health and a supportive community enhances learning opportunities, improves quality of life, and can be transformative for someone’s financial stability.

By investing in health programs in our community, we ensure all children and adults have the resources needed to achieve optimum health regardless of social and economic barriers.

Help us make Domestic Violence
UNIGNORABLE

Living a healthy life extends beyond yearly checkups. Longevity and happiness require a combination of strong mental health, ample nourishment, community connections, physical activity, healthy choices, and a sense of safety. By investing in health programs and services like meal delivery for homebound seniors, outreach initiatives for teens, access to fresh, healthy food for people of all ages, and behavioral support programs for at-risk individuals, we help our community members — children, adults, families, and neighbors — live longer, healthier, more fulfilled lives.

A combination of good health and a supportive community enhances learning opportunities, improves quality of life, and can be transformative for someone’s financial stability.

By investing in health programs in our community, we ensure all children and adults have the resources needed to achieve optimum health regardless of social and economic barriers.

Help us make Substance Use Disorder
UNIGNORBLE

Living a healthy life extends beyond yearly checkups. Longevity and happiness require a combination of strong mental health, ample nourishment, community connections, physical activity, healthy choices, and a sense of safety. By investing in health programs and services like meal delivery for homebound seniors, outreach initiatives for teens, access to fresh, healthy food for people of all ages, and behavioral support programs for at-risk individuals, we help our community members — children, adults, families, and neighbors — live longer, healthier, more fulfilled lives.

A combination of good health and a supportive community enhances learning opportunities, improves quality of life, and can be transformative for someone’s financial stability.

By investing in health programs in our community, we ensure all children and adults have the resources needed to achieve optimum health regardless of social and economic barriers.

Help us make Social Isolation
UNIGNORBLE

Living a healthy life extends beyond yearly checkups. Longevity and happiness require a combination of strong mental health, ample nourishment, community connections, physical activity, healthy choices, and a sense of safety. By investing in health programs and services like meal delivery for homebound seniors, outreach initiatives for teens, access to fresh, healthy food for people of all ages, and behavioral support programs for at-risk individuals, we help our community members — children, adults, families, and neighbors — live longer, healthier, more fulfilled lives.

A combination of good health and a supportive community enhances learning opportunities, improves quality of life, and can be transformative for someone’s financial stability.

By investing in health programs in our community, we ensure all children and adults have the resources needed to achieve optimum health regardless of social and economic barriers.

9.7%

The percentage of adults who experience current symptoms of depression in Kennebec County.

Help make Mental Health
UNIGNORABLE

Poor mental health can often feel like being trapped in a fish bowl. The clear glass lets you see the outside world, but an invisible barrier prevents you from reaching it. You can see others moving freely — happy — while you are stuck, surrounded by the glass that has shaped your reality. Inside the bowl, the water represents overwhelming thoughts and emotions, making it hard to breathe.

These feelings can become so intense it feels like you’re drowning, gasping for air as the water rises. Isolation is suffocating; you feel alone, even when surrounded by others, and cries for help are muffled and misunderstood. The weight of the water makes simple tasks insurmountable, and the fish bowl confines your space, leaving no room to escape your thoughts.

Your struggles are on display, yet no one truly understands, making you feel trapped, overwhelmed, and desperately seeking relief

Help us make Mental Health
UNIGNORBLE

Living a healthy life extends beyond yearly checkups. Longevity and happiness require a combination of strong mental health, ample nourishment, community connections, physical activity, healthy choices, and a sense of safety. By investing in health programs and services like meal delivery for homebound seniors, outreach initiatives for teens, access to fresh, healthy food for people of all ages, and behavioral support programs for at-risk individuals, we help our community members — children, adults, families, and neighbors — live longer, healthier, more fulfilled lives.

A combination of good health and a supportive community enhances learning opportunities, improves quality of life, and can be transformative for someone’s financial stability.

By investing in health programs in our community, we ensure all children and adults have the resources needed to achieve optimum health regardless of social and economic barriers.

COMMUNITY PRIORITIES

Healthy Behavior Changes

Physical & Behavioral Health Access

Social & Economic Barrier Removal

COMMUNITY PRIORITIES

Healthy Behavior Changes

Physical & Behavioral Health Access

Social & Economic Barrier Removal

Help us build strong, healthy communities!

Help us build strong, healthy communities!

HEALTH PARTNERS

United Way of Kennebec Valley partners with 22 agencies specifically to build strong, healthy communities in the Kennebec Valley. UWKV funds one or more programs through the following organizations that are specifically
advancing the health of all people in our community.

Alfond Youth & Community Center

Augusta Food Bank

Augusta Teen Center of the Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley

Bread of Life Ministries

Catholic Charities of Maine

Crisis & Counseling Centers

Faith Food Pantry

Family Violence Project

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area

Kennebec Behavioral Health

Kennebec Valley YMCA

MaineGeneral Health

Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter & Services

Motivational Services Inc.

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center

South Parish Congregational Church

Spectrum Generations

Spurwink Services

State YMCA of Maine

Waterville Community Dental Center

Winthrop Hot Meal Kitchen

HEALTH PARTNERS

United Way of Kennebec Valley partners with 22 agencies specifically to build strong, healthy communities in the Kennebec Valley. UWKV funds one or more programs through the following organizations that are specifically
advancing the health of all people in our community.

Alfond Youth & Community Center

Augusta Food Bank

Augusta Teen Center of the Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley

Bread of Life Ministries

Catholic Charities of Maine

Crisis & Counseling Centers

Faith Food Pantry

Family Violence Project

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area

Kennebec Behavioral Health

Kennebec Valley YMCA

MaineGeneral Health

Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter & Services

Motivational Services Inc.

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center

South Parish Congregational Church

Spectrum Generations

Spurwink Services

State YMCA of Maine

Waterville Community Dental Center

Winthrop Hot Meal Kitchen

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