Homebound seniors, like Martha and Louise Garner, are often forced to skip doctor visits simply because they have no way to get there. Valley of the Sun United Way is working with local nonprofit, Duet, to make sure everyone has access to healthcare. Martha and Louise have been using Duet’s services for almost a year. Volunteers drive them to and from their doctor’s appointments free-of-charge. Donating to Valley of the Sun United Way helps seniors, like Martha and Louise, live a healthy and happy life.
Good health, including access to healthcare and nutritional food, is foundational to success in school, work and life. Yet, in Arizona, food insecurity increased since COVID-19, especially among children and senior adults. In fact, 1 in 5 children and 1 in 7 seniors don’t have enough to eat. Access to quality healthcare is also a barrier.
Valley of the Sun United Way has compiled this list of COVID-19 vaccine resources for Maricopa County residents.
Together with many partners - food banks and delivery programs, senior nutrition and outreach services, behavioral health programs, cancer support, and school health services to name a few – we are working to improve our community’s health. The below Coalition members focus on our Mighty health goals and develop strategies to create impact. When informed by the Coalition and their Action Teams, we change course as needed to stay focused on the right programs and solutions to reach our bold goals for Maricopa County.
Adelante Health Care
AS Caregiver Coalition
AZ Food Banks
Grand Canyon University
Homeless Families and Youth Programs
Maricopa County Public Health
Phoenix International Consultants
St. Vincent de Paul
Valle del Sol
*Partners who have received MC2026 grant funding through Valley of the Sun United Way