Spotlight: Financial Well-being

In addition to covering basic expenses, families and individuals need financial stability to avoid debt, build savings and prepare for unanticipated expenses.

November 2019 – United Way’s Steps to Success framework focuses on nine critical milestones on the path to prosperity. This month we’re focusing on the Financial Well-being Step.

Initiatives & Programs

Our United Way Tax Assistance Programs provide free income tax preparation for households with income of $55,000 or less. Since 2002, we have worked with local social service, nonprofit, faith-based, business and government organizations to strengthen the financial independence of working families in our region. Click here to learn more about these programs.

Staff Insights

By The Numbers

Our online data hub tracks data related to financial well-being. Indicators include asset poverty, unbanked or underbanked households, unemployment rate, population and children living below 200% poverty thresholds and households spending more than 30% of income on housing. Learn more and see how our region is doing.

Supported Agencies

Agency Q&A: Hanover Safe Place

United Way works with 50+ local and regional nonprofit agencies to tackle each of our nine Steps to Success. Get to know these agencies and learn about their partnership with United Way. We invited Sheree Hedrick, Executive Director of Hanover Safe Place, to tell us about her work.