Low-income working families face numerous barriers to economic mobility. We realize that before a person can become self-sufficient, they need to have their basic needs met, such as shelter and food. United Way continues to assist those with low incomes who are struggling to afford these basic needs, while putting an increased emphasis on reducing the number of persons living under 200% of the poverty line. It is at this point where people begin to have the capability to build their own safety net, creating financial stability.
Across our community, United Way partner agencies worked harder than ever to meet growing need in 2020. Last year, 6,069,222 pounds of food were distributed by United Way funded partners.Read More
Eight-year-old Natalie was referred to one of United Way’s partner agencies because she was routinely showing up to school late and had trouble focusing in the classroom.Read More
When Derrick needed care he couldn't afford, United Way was there with hope.Read More