New online resource helps individuals find assistance for food, housing, transportation, employment and more
As part of its mission to improve the health of the communities it serves, UnityPoint Health is launching a new social services resource called “Together We Care” to help individuals find assistance with food, housing, transportation, employment and more.
“Access to things like healthy food and safe housing are vital to everyone’s health,” says Aimee Traugh, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids Regional Director Care Management. “We also know that, at times, many of our patients and families face challenges trying to meet their needs, making it more difficult to stay healthy or recover from illness. As part of our mission to improve the health of our communities, we’re pleased to offer this tool and ease some of the burden of finding help.”
The online tool, called Together We Care, connects individuals to area organizations offering free and reduced-cost social services and programs. The resource is completely free and can be accessed by visiting TogetherWeCare.UnityPoint.org.
- New Tool Name: Together We Care
- How to Access: TogetherWeCare.UnityPoint.org
- Who Can Use It: Anyone
- Cost to Use: Free
- Resources Provided: Free and reduced-cost social services and programs
Once on the website, individuals can search for services by zip code or category. The tool then displays information and details about participating social care organizations, including how to contact them.
UnityPoint Health joins organizations nationwide using the tool to help address the economic and social needs of its patients and communities. Together We Care is powered by Aunt Bertha, the nation’s leading network of social service providers. In addition to public usage, UnityPoint Health providers use the tool to easily and quickly make referrals for patients, connecting them with programs and services to live healthier lives.
“St. Luke’s is also a My Care Community partner,” said Traugh. “We are committed to continuing our work together to meet the needs of this community efficiently and effectively. This UnityPoint Health tool is one more resource available to residents.”