Health

The United Way of Lee County believes health is strongly linked to education and income. Good health allows children to learn better and allows adults to increase their income through productive work. Conversely, health problems often lead to increased school absences among children, as well as increased on-the-job absences by adults. That is why we are committed to increasing access to healthcare and providing health services to Senior Citizens and those with disabilities through our support of the following organizations:

 

Alabama Head Injury Foundation

Alabama Head Injury Foundation works across the state with survivors of traumatic brain injury and with their families to help them achieve the highest level of independent living possible. The majority of its clients tend to be those with more severe injuries, which often means living under the care of a family member serving as a 24/7 caregiver. AHIF’s primary services include support groups, a camp experience, financial counseling, housing assistance, home modifications and respite care for caregivers.

Contact: Scott Powell
A3100 Lorna Road Suite 203 Hoover, AL 35216

Phone Number: 205-823-4544

Email: spowell@ahif.org 

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East Alabama Services for the Elderly

East Alabama Services for the Elderly promotes the general welfare of seniors and disabled individuals in Lee County and surrounding communities. Through this mission, EASE works to promote public awareness of the aging process and the obstacles that seniors regularly face. EASE provides health, nutrition and everyday living resources to improve this target population’s quality of life. EASE provides in-home services such as light housekeeping, personal care, companion care and transportation for seniors and disabled who are at risk of nursing home placement. It also manages two senior volunteer programs. One program places senior mentors and tutors in our school systems to aide children with special needs, while the other program helps seniors reinvest their time and talents by placing them in various non-profit agencies.

Contact: Sherri Long
1300 Commerce Dr. Auburn, AL 36830

Phone Number: 334-826-5811

Email: easehomehealth@bellsouth.net

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Lee County Chapter of Easter Seals – Achievement Center

The Lee County Chapter aids individuals in our community based on need without discrimination for medical and health needs. The Chapter also serves as a resource that collaborates with our community social service agencies to assist with special needs as presented on an individual basis. The Achievement Center provides vocational development services and extended employment programs for individuals with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities and for persons without disabilities who are culturally, socially, or economically disadvantaged. These services assist them in obtaining competitive or extended employment, help maximize their independent living skills and equip them to live at the highest possible level of independence within the community.

Contact: Star Wray
510 West Thomason Circle Opelika, AL 36801

Phone Number: 334-745-3501

Email: star@achievement-center.org

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Student Health Fund

The Student Health Fund helps with prescription costs, medical bills and emergency needs of impoverished infants and children as referred by school systems, DHR, and United Way.

Unity Wellness Center of East Alabama Mental Health Services

Unity Wellness Center provides HIV primary medical care, case management, HIV counseling, testing, and prevention education as well as medical transportation services and housing assistance to individuals with HIV/AIDS who live in Lee, Macon, Chambers, Russell and Tallapoosa Counties in east Alabama.

Contact: Tracy Wynne
122 N. 20th St. Bldg. 26 Opelika, AL 36801

Phone Number: 334-749-3593

Email: Tracy.Wynne@eamc.org

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United Way Community Fund

The United Way Community Fund assists families in emergency situations with utility and prescription medication assistance. Emergency situations may include but are not limited to loss of employment, reduction in wage hours, and unexpected, necessary expenses.

Contact: Caitlin Andrews
2133 Executive Park Dr. Opelika, AL 36801

Phone Number: 334-745-5540

Email: impact@unitedwayofleecounty.com