Staying healthy both physically and mentally is essential to living a great life. Without good health, people face roadblocks around employment and education and are unable to become their best selves. Healthy communities are strong communities, so we must work to improve health and wellbeing county-wide.
of adults in Minnesota are considered overweight
of Mower County residents under the age of 65 don't have health insurance
United Way of Mower County is fighting to improve the health for every individual within our community. UWMC is strengthening Mower County through our funded partners.
Through 2022 funding...
individuals served through health care services
children received dental treatment at low or no cost
LIFE Mower County - Special Olympics
"ER is a 14-year-old young lady with Down Syndrome who always had a passion for sports. 6 years ago ER was an 8-year-old participating in Track and Field through Mower County Special Olympics for one season. Then she went on to Just for Kix. In middle school, ER participated in Adaptive bowling through the Austin School district. We had put out flyers for the adaptive team if they would want to participate in Special Olympics. In November we also started our Youth bowling league through our new Youth and Family program. Her mom had heard about the Youth bowling program and came to the first initial meeting. ER is now participating in both Youth programming and Special Olympics Youth bowling. Her mom says, teasingly, I am going to have to get a second job just for the gas costs. EJ is an example of what can be achieved when individuals with disabilities are given the opportunity to participate in sports and physical activities."
Crime Victims Resource Center
“Throughout this past year, we have worked extensively with a young woman who had been sexually abused by a family member when she was a teen. We provided assistance in understanding the criminal justice system, going over every detail of the charges that were brought against her abuser. We attended every meeting she had with the prosecutor. We provided her with crisis counseling for a period of time and connected her with a therapist. We assisted her with restitution affidavits and the writing of her Victim Impact Statement. We gave her the support she needed as she read her statement aloud in court; we read her mother's statement for her as she was not comfortable reading aloud. Our client has made great progress in her road to recovery; she is working and going to college. She states, "I wouldn't have made it through this ordeal if it hadn't been for you. You have been so kind, caring, and helpful to both me and my parents, thank you for being with us every step of the way!""