Our Impact

Health

American health is declining quickly and is cause for concern.

These are the health needs we are seeing in our community:

1,785
domestic violence assaults were reported in Lincoln in 2020
7
chronic health conditions are in the top 10 leading causes of death
3
is the average number of poor mental health days Lincoln residents experience per month

An individual’s physical environment, combined with social and economic determinants, can greatly affect an individual’s physical and mental health. Evidence also strongly suggests that adverse childhood experiences such as exposure to trauma (violence, abuse or neglect) or insufficient basic needs cause lasting negative harm.

 United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County supports programs that focus on the health and safety of our residents, as well as youth behavioral health to achieve the greatest impact within this focus area.

13,128
crisis support calls were answered by United Way funded partners last year
3,713
individuals know more ways to plan for their safety
$509,558
was provided to help those living with a chronic health condition

Stories

Natalie’s Story

Eight-year-old Natalie was referred to one of United Way’s partner agencies because she was routinely showing up to school late and had trouble focusing in the classroom.

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Derrick's Story

When Derrick needed care he couldn't afford, United Way was there with hope.

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Emily's Story

Emily no longer feels alone.

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Dakota's Story

Through United Way funded services, Dakota found a community where he belongs.

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