Income

United Way Helps Americans Achieve Financial Stability

IncomeAs many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits.  For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.

Our Goal

In 2013, United Way initiated an ambitious 12-year plan to cut in half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable. With your help, we believe that by 2025 we can change the face of Branch County.

Our Strategy

To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, we launched the Financial Stability Impact Council. This committee is challenged with creating a plan that promotes community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals. This work is already beginning with initiatives in the areas of Financial Literacy, Safe and Affordable Housing, Workforce Development, and Working Family Stability.

Many local community partners are engaged in activities and initiatives to help build the financial stability of families in our communities. New partnerships are being formed every day- the work of United Way is about inclusion, about creating change together.

How You Can Help

Volunteering is the best way you can be a part of the change- contact us now to see how you can help! From mentors in literacy initiatives to volunteering to give tax assistance and financial education programs, your help makes it all possible. Volunteer to help.