United Way's Focus on Health

 Health Strategic Guideline: 

Support prevention services so youth and adults are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.


Meet Kevin!

Kevin is a participant at Murray County Developmental Center where he participates in Community Access Group and receives Prevocational Services. Kevin is very self-motivated and takes pride in his work.


In 2019 Kevin started a job at Ingles working a couple of afternoons a week.  He desired more hours, and with the help of MCDC, he applied for a job at Shaw Industries Plant 3 Testing Center that involves walking on samples of carpet and other types of floor coverings to test the endurance of the flooring. Kevin was hired permanently at the beginning of 2020. He loves his job and hopes to continue working so that he can save money to purchase land and build a home for himself.


United Way provides adults with disabilities, like Kevin, with skills to be successful and transportation, so they can have supported employment and reach goals.

Thanks to your gift to United Way last year:

 16 young adults with developmental disabilities participated in internships.

97 individuals with developmental disabilities served a meaningful day through spending time in the community, volunteering, and gaining new skills for daily living.

Give today and change lives

Your gift will:

Supply children with hearing, vision, and dental screenings

Help individuals receive residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction 

Give children born with birth defects access to lifesaving medical care

Provide care for elderly and disabled individuals