Author: Leslie Schraeder

United Way of Southwest Alabama / Articles posted by Leslie Schraeder (Page 23)

Updated 04.04.2020

As the day, weeks, and possibly months of the COVID-19 health crisis pass; the needs of the community will evolve. There is help available to Southwest Alabama residents. We will update the community about the various services available throughout this difficult time. We also anticipate individuals, families, and businesses will continue to need help after the social distancing policies are lifted.

Now more than ever it’s important for community members to adhere to their prescribed medications. FamilyWize, a program of the United Way, has become critically important during this public health crisis especially for families with diminished resources. The FamilyWize program is free and saved participants an average of 45 percent off of their prescription medications. Most FDA approved brand and generic prescription medications are covered.

Parents: Want to make sure your students are still building their character muscle during distance learning? Character Playbook is a free resource United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) is proud to offer for elementary, middle, and high school students to support healthy character development!.

In response to the growing number of school closings and the rapid adoption of remote and distance learning, United Way Worldwide’s team at EVERFI mobilized last week to ensure that Character Playbook: Healthy Relationships and Mental Wellness Basics is accessible to students around the country — those with existing login credentials and those interested in accessing this tool for the first time. 

As the day, weeks, and possibly months of the COVID-19 health crisis pass; the needs of the community will evolve. There is help available to Southwest Alabama residents. We will update the community about the various services available throughout this difficult time. We also anticipate individuals, families, and businesses will continue to need help after the social distancing policies are lifted.

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) continues to monitor the COVID-19 crisis closely and staying in regular contact with local agencies, our partners, at the  Mobile County Health Department (MCHD), city and county government partners, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)

We will continue to respond based on the latest recommendations from our trusted local government, public health and medical professionals.Our focus is to understand our community’s health needs and have a communication/pipeline with local officials. For ongoing updates on how UWSWA is responding to COVID-19 and for updates from local authorities, please follow us on Facebook or www.uwswa.org.

There is a lot of information circulating about the Coronavirus and the effects it may have in our area. We have visited the Alabama Health Department and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to collect the most current information to share with our partners.

(March 10, 2020) There have not been any changes to the daily operation of the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) or our upcoming events but we are continuing to monitor the situation. If it is recommended by the CDC, the AL Health Dept., or Mobile County Health Dept. that we make changes to any of our operations, we will comply and notify our partner agencies, company partners, and the public.

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