Why We Focus on Health
Better health leads to better lives. When healthy, we’re able to enjoy life, provide for our families, realize our dreams, and contribute to our communities.
Loaves & Fishes of the RGV
Loaves & Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley is a non-profit agency offering Help & Hope for the Hungry, the Homeless & the Hurting. The Bread of Life Dining Hall serves meals seven days a week in Harlingen and Raymondville. The Open Arms Homeless Shelter provides a safe environment. Family Emergency Assistance provides assistance to families in need of emergency rent and utility assistance. The New Hope Job Shop provides GED training and job placement. Great Physician Healthy Living is open Monday through Friday for basic medical care.
The Boys & Girls Clubs in Harlingen and San Benito
The Boys & Girls Clubs in Harlingen and San Benito inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. They are a dedicated neighborhood youth facility open every day after school when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets. The Core Programs available at The Boys & Girls Clubs provide Character & Leadership Development, Education, Health & Life Skills, Arts, Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
Valley Aids Program
VAC provides Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Service to youth and their families. Services are provided to youth who are struggling with chemical dependency issues. VAC has partnered up with the City of Harlingen, Youth Community Court to deliver services at the “Bridge.” Bridge is the facility where these youth will have access to several organizations that will help them cross all barriers to the path of their success. VAC is excited about this endeavor and looks forward to collaborating with all “Bridge” partners and United Way of Northern Cameron County.
For the last 10 years, United Ways and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have collaborated to bring greater stability to communities nationwide. We know from experience that families living on the edge never struggle with just one issue; it’s the combination of several problems piling up that prevents families from finding stability and truly thriving.