Our Work Promoting Financial Stability
United Way supports a network of basic services in our community; shelter, meals, childcare, counseling, medical support, and helping people meet their urgent needs today. But it’s more than a quick fix, we are committed to giving people the tools they need to stand on their own tomorrow. Our approach is thoughtful, strategic and driven by the concerns and efforts of those living in Indian River County.
Our community will only prosper and grow if all families are financially stable. Fewer financial stresses lead to healthier lives, improved work performance, and better education outcomes. United Way invests in programs that help adults improve their education level and create a more financially secure future for themselves and their families. United Way’s work in Financial Stability is focused on ensuring all families and individuals achieve independence.
Financial Stability Impact Area
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Overarching Goal: Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
✔️ Basic Needs - All people have access to an adequate supply of nutritious food. All people have access to safe, sustainable housing.
✔️ Family Sustaining Employment & Workforce Skill Development - All people who want to work have the skills and resources they need to seek, gain and maintain employment. Lower-income working families and individuals achieve and retain life sustaining employment.
✔️ Stabilization/ Manageable Expenses - Individuals have the financial resources and assets to avoid a financial crisis.
Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - See the groundbreaking ALICE Report here.