Category Archives: Health

United Way Agency Spotlight on Porter-Leath: A Great Heart for Head Start

Charlize was born with congenital heart disease and required a feeding tube. After leaving the hospital, her mother found it was extremely difficult to find childcare that could meet Charlize’s complex medical needs. This was devastating news, as Charlize’s mother was … Continue reading

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“There’s Hope.” (Tonya’s story)

“Is this a real house, mommy? Does someone live here?”  Tonya was sleeping on the floor of her aunt’s house with her 3 and 1-year old daughters when she was introduced to a Hope House representative.  “It wasn’t an ideal situation … Continue reading

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Reminder: Everyone can use the familywize card to save on prescription medicines

With the changing temperatures and high pollen counts of spring, a lot of people are struggling with allergies, colds, flu, or other illnesses. Purchasing medicines while simultaneously making plans for summer expenses can pressure family budgets, but with the free … Continue reading

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Day of Action brings United Way staff and U.S. military together to make a difference with free health services

United Way of the Mid-South staff celebrated the worldwide United Way Day of Action last week, working alongside members of the U.S. military operating the Greyhound Medical outreach program at Lehr Arena at West Memphis High School. Personnel from the … Continue reading

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No cost health services available in West Memphis, June 6 – 25

The Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program will provide medical, dental and vision services at no cost to the public Monday, June 6 through Saturday, June 25 at the Greyhound Medical Mission located in West Memphis High School’s Lehr Arena, 501 … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Labor Council, organized labor and United Way partnership provides food to families in need during holidays

Earlier today, the AFL-CIO Labor Council and representatives from numerous labor unions across the Mid-South assembled and distributed over 150 Christmas food boxes to local families in need thanks in part to a special grant from United Way of the … Continue reading

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United Way funded program receives spotlight at Rust College

A United Way of the Mid-South funded program is featured in the Fall 2015 edition of The Sentinel, Rust College’s quarterly alumni publication. United Way has funded the Rust College High School Health Explorers Program (HEP) to help more high … Continue reading

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“Walk United” brings MLGW & local volunteers together for United Way

“Walk United,” MLGW’s downtown walking activity to raise awareness and resources for United Way, took place last Saturday. MLGW employees, United Way staff, Youth United Way leadership program teens and local volunteers came together for a brisk walk along the … Continue reading

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Health Alert: Dangerously high temperatures in the Mid-South this week

As the Mid-South has entered high heat days of summer, Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr. and the Shelby County Office of Preparedness are monitoring weather conditions and will continue to alert the public when dangerously high temperatures are present for our … Continue reading

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Priority Issues / Domestic Violence: Mayor Wharton announces “Memphis Says NO MORE” launch June 25

United Way of the Mid-South and our network of care take active roles in the work to reduce and eliminate domestic violence in our community. While some small evidence of progress is starting to surface, there is still a great … Continue reading

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