United Way Helps Our Community Achieve Financial Stability
As 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.
In Jefferson County, nearly 50% of all households struggle financially and meet the definition of ALICE - Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed. United Way works to fund programs that help hard working families afford basic necessities like food and shelter.