Therapeutic Riding: Lily Creek Farms
Lily Creek Farms is a therapeutic riding center. Their professional team provides growth and learning opportunities through the use of equine-assisted therapy to improve the quality of their client’s lives. The program is for children and adults with special needs who have no other therapeutic recreational opportunities.
United Way of Paulding County was able to fund 20 participants for therapeutic.
Earn While You Learn: CPC Women’s Health Resource
Provides classes to their clients in order to help them learn how to care for themselves and their unborn child. Then after birth, the care for their newborn babies. This program seeks to establish long-term relationships with their clients and help them with their material needs.
Disaster Services: American Red Cross
Addresses the immediate needs of disaster victims. Clients affected by disaster require immediate shelter, clothing, food, financial assistance, emotional support and referral options for long-term recovery from the disaster.
United Way was able to assist the Red Cross in serving 9 families for Disaster Relief, 517 unites of Life Saving Blood, 15 Services to Armed Forces and 132 trained for Preparedness, Health & Safety.
Senior Meal Program: Paulding County Senior Center
Provides meals to seniors citizens five days a week in a formal dining room setting so seniors can socialize and interact with other seniors. A senior can also receive a meal at home if homebound. Monthly evening activities are planned along with scheduled activities that are entertaining or health and education related.
United Way was able to serve 387 meals that were not covered by federal funds.
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
This program supports early literacy. It provides one free book a month to any child in Paulding county that are 0 to 5 years of age. The age appropriate book gets mailed to the child’s home and is addressed to them each month.
Summer Food Service Program: NOCAC
Serves a free healthy lunch for all children 1-18 years old, five days a week for ten weeks during the summer. Each day fun activities are also scheduled. With a large number of students eligible for free or reduced school lunches in our community there is huge need to provide this service when the kids are out of school.
4-H Camp Scholarships: Paulding County 4-H Committee
Gives youth the opportunity to learn group living in a stable and safe environment. 4-H Camp provides the opportunity to develop new relationships, enhance leadership skills, and create a sense of community and personal responsibility.
Hospice: Community Health Professionals
Community Health Professionals is available 24/7 to provide healthcare for hospice patients in the comfort of their own home, diminishing the number of readmits to the hospital and giving the patients quality of life with their loved ones. CHP cares for patients, even if they are unable to pay.
Skilled Patient Care: Community Health Professionals
Provides skilled nursing, personal care aides, social services, as well as speech, occupational and physical therapy under the direction of the patient’s physician. CHP provides home health services so clients can remain safely in their home and achieve improved independence and health.