We want all Quad Citizens to be healthy and safe. For some Quad Cities families, this means having access to mental health care. For instance, Quad Cities youth can wait as long as 93 days on average to receive an initial psychiatric examination. And, 411 Quad Cities youth were hospitalized while 1,656 visited an emergency room for mental health related issues. This data fuels United Way’s work in health in the Quad Cities.

Youth and adults live in a safe, healthy environment.

  • FamilyWize lowers the cost of medicine by providing prescription discount cards.
  • United Way funds our partners’ work in providing trauma and abuse services, counseling, and supports, along with promoting eating healthy and being physically active.

Youth and adults have access to mental health and substance abuse treatment.

  • A partnership of United Way, Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health, and the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation is working toward filling the gaps and improving mental health outcomes in the Quad Cities including a Mental Health Assessment Report.
  • Our partners provide mental health services and access to respite services.

View United Way’s Health Partners.


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United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in the Quad Cities.