United Way helps Americans 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.
2008, United Way initiated an ambitious 10-year plan to cut in half the number of
lower-income families who are financially unstable. With your help, we believe that by 2018
we can help 1.9 million working families get on the road to economic independence.
address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, we
are focused on initiatives that promote 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. Over
300 United Ways and their local community partners are engaged in activities and initiatives
to help build the financial stability of families in their communities.
Our Focus Areas
Savings and assets
Our Action Plan
Way of Adams County has assembled an Income
Leadership Delegation of
experts in the field. These professionals research and develop new programs and partnerships
aimed at helping families live well by making good choices to safeguard their income and
work toward financial self-sufficiency.