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United Way Gateways to Financial Empowerment


Financial pressures can force any family to make risky decisions. When walking the financialtightrope, a parent may go without a much-needed medication so that there is enough money to keep food on the table and pay the rent.

gatewaysvideoFor ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and low-income families struggling to live in our expensive region, these tough decisions are all too often a part of the daily routine. We are working to make sure families do not have to choose between paying for medications and healthy food. That families aren’t deciding between quality child care and paying the rent.

United Way Gateways to Financial Empowerment helps individuals build savings and improve their financial stability. We put families on a path toward self-sufficiency by providing supports like free financial education, mentoring, and tax preparation. We also partner with local service providers to connect families to additional resources that can help during challenging times.

United Way Gateways to Financial Empowerment Mission

United Way is ensuring everyone in our communities has the support needed to achieve financial stability.

United Way Gateways to Financial Empowerment goals are to:

  • Enable families and individuals to build savings for emergencies
  • Offer financial education that will provide the tools needed for families to become financially stable
  • Provide free tax preparation to low- and moderate-income families, ensuring they claim specialized credits that can provide much-needed financial relief
  • Pair community members with volunteer mentors who can help them develop a plan to financial self-sufficiency
  • Connect individuals to community services that can help them address their needs

Click on the links below to learn more about our work to help people in our communities achieve financial stability:

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