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Health

Living well with a healthy diet, preventative care, and affordable, timely medical care allows us to live life well rather than focusing on survival. Your dollars allow United Way of Greater Texarkana to fincially support critical health-focused programs in our area.

Funded Programs

Thanks to your generous financial support United Way of Greater Texarkana is able to help fund the following programs in our community:

Ark-Tex Council of Governments-Rural Transportation/ TRAX Transportation

TRAX provides transportation to residents in Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Red River and Titus counties at a free or reduced rate. TRAX offers demand-response transportation which allows passengers the opportunity to schedule trips up to two weeks in advance. This is a curb-to-curb service, meaning passengers can be picked up at their home, taken to their requested location(s) and given a ride back home. 
A large percentage of our passenger base is comprised of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Many of these passengers, especially seniors, utilize our transportation services to access healthcare services. 

CASA of Northeast Texas: Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center

The Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center exists to provide a safe place for victims and their families to receive comprehensive services from dedicated professional interviewers, nurses, counselors, and advocates in a child-friendly atmosphere through a coordinated team approach.

Domestic Violence Prevention: Child Safe Program

Domestic Violence Prevention's Child Safe program provides the skills and education necessary for children to be prepared to live independently and safely outside of the shelter.

For the Sake of One-Increasing the Mental Health of Foster Families and Case Workers Program

This program promotes increasing the mental and emotional health of case workers and foster/kinship guardians in Miller, Bowie, and Cass counties.  

Harvest Texarkana Regional Food Bank: Backpack for Kids Program

The Harvest Texarkana Backpack for Kids program provides access to nutritious foods for chronically hungry children who depend on school provided meals as their primary means of nutrition.

Miller County Senior Center: Meals Program

Miller County Senior Center provides transportation, socialization, congregate and/or home delivered meals to the senior citizens of Miller County.  Our center is open Monday through Friday.  The community services we provide address the need for our seniors to live healthy independent lives.  Our transportation service includes transporting seniors to and from the center. Daily we provide congregate meals to our senior and for those who cannot come to the center for health reasons their meal is delivered to their home.

Opportunities, Inc.: Early Head Start

Opportunities’ Early Head Start (EHS) program is a center and home-based program serving children ages birth to 3. The program provides comprehensive childcare services, including emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development of children and families. Transportation and USDA approved meals are provided in the EHS program.
The EHS program fosters emergent literacy through classroom activities that focus on spoken and written language. Staff and parents create individualized family development plans focusing on each child’s developmental needs, as well as the family's social and economic needs, teaching valuable life skills and financial stability, and helping them to become as self-sufficient as possible.
Parents participate in the program policy council and parent committee, which allows them to provide input in program administration; educating, training and empowering parents, as well as increasing their professional and interpersonal skills. Opportunities’ Early Head Start builds on the belief that parents are the first and primary caregivers and teachers of their children. The principal objective of the EHS program is to enhance the development of young children while promoting healthy families.

Runnin' WJ Ranch: Therapeutic Riding Program

The mission of the Therapeutic Riding Program is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with special needs and htose who are challenged with disabilities and/or situations in their lives which are dibiliating.

Senior Citizens Services of Texarkana: Meals on Wheels and Congregate Meals

Meals on Wheels is designed to provide nourishment that meets the dietary needs of homebound seniors and other disabled individuals who would otherwise go hungry. The Congregate Meals program provides a noon day meal at seven area senior centers which help prevent isolation for many eldery people by giving them a place to socialize with their peers.

SAFE-T Crisis Center-Counseling for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program

SAFE-T provides mental health counseling to victims of domestic violence, and/or victims of sexual assault and their children.  The counseling is provided by a Licensed Professional Counselor. 

Southwest Arkansas Counseling and Mental Health Center: Therapeutic Foster Care

The purpose of the Therapeutic Foster Care program is to train twenty-five foster parents to become co-therapists in the home by providing specialized evidence-based therapeutic training in a home-based setting in order to provide the child in their care with a permanent home.

Temple Memorial Rehabilitation: Therapy Assistance

The Therapy Assistance program provides access to health care to those that otherwise would be unable to afford it. Temple Memorial seeks to ensure that all people with disabilities, special needs, or functional limitations have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Texarkana Noon Lions Club-Sight Conservation Program

This program provides vision screening to children ages 6 months to 6 years of age.  Early eye problem detection enables early treatment and correction.  

 

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