Providing for Basic and Crisis Needs and Promoting Economic Stability
United Way’s work in the Income focus area helps to ensure that even in tough economic times, individuals and families are not only able to make ends meet on a daily basis, but to also make economic progress. Communities must pull together to meet the increase in demand for food, shelter and other necessities by those already in need and the newly unemployed. In addition to basic needs, individuals and families also need access to the tools to increase their income, build savings and gain and sustain assets. United Way is a critical part of both efforts - ensuring that families have the basics in life and the tools to achieve financial stability.
Community Priorities and Outcomes in Financial Stability
Priority: Basic and Emergency Needs Met
Outcome: Families have basic and crisis needs met.
Outcome: Homeless individuals and families have access to emergency shelters and
Outcome: Individuals and families have access to disaster services.
Outcome: Individuals and families access safe and affordable housing.
Priority: Economically Stable Individuals and Families
Outcome: Individuals and families achieve greater economic stability.
United Way is involved in several community-wide efforts that promote providing for basic needs and economic stability.