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.
When Mo Shakir was fourteen, his mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer.Read More
Last summer, during a particularly hot stretch of days, Linda and Jim, a senior couple on a fixed income, were overwhelmed by recent medical bills and realized they were behind on their utility payments.Read More
“I know that if I’m low on food, I can count that on Friday, I will have some food,” Michelle says.Read More
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