Too often the cost of housing, health care, child care, gas and other basic expenses surpass a families’ income. These families are walking a financial tightrope — they are barely able to get by, with no ability to save for college, a home, or for retirement. For many one unanticipated expense – a car breaking down, an uninsured illness, or loss of income due to illness - can lead to a crisis. United Way invests resources to provide tools and strategies that help individuals and families increase and maximize their income in order to meet daily expenses, as well as to begin the longer-term process of saving and building assets.
Working on your behalf, we invest in partnerships, projects and programs that focus on improving lives through education, financial stability, health and basic needs. With your support, we are helping individuals and families become more independent and financially stable: