We're Fighting For Vulnerable Adults

“Before my husband got sick, I took good care of myself, but when he couldn’t take care of himself anymore – I forgot about me.”

A caregiver noted her appreciation of the support she has found. United Way is committed to providing assistance to help vulnerable adults maintain their independence and their sense of community. 

  • Augustana’s FriendsLink provides social/recreational and educational activities for adults with disabilities. Last year, 96 small group, large group, or one-on-one activities were held. The program benefitted 79 individuals with disabilities. Stable and rewarding interpersonal relationships are arguably the single most important factor influencing a person’s quality of life. Learn more.
  • Active Generations’ Workers on Wheels helps seniors remain independent in their homes by providing minor home repair, lawn and outside home repair, as well as transportation to and from medical appointments. Last year, 503 grocery rides, 912 medical appointment rides, 500 yard work jobs, and 301 household jobs were provided to 249 clients. Research shows that most older adults prefer to stay in their own homes and WOW allows clients to do so, while giving peace of mind to their loved ones. Learn more.
  • Active Generations’ Nutrition Services/Meals on Wheels provides people ages 60 and over a hot and nutritious noon meal in a congregate or home delivered setting for a donation. Last year, 262,334 meals were served to 4,987 people. 88% of delivered meal recipients report the service improves their health. Learn more.

Click here for the full list of programs helping vulnerable adults across the Sioux Empire.