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.
February 2018 – 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. We invite you to learn more about this important issue.
- Read an article by United Way’s Katina Williams all about Financial Well-being, why it’s important and what United Way is doing to address this critical issue.
- Want to save more money but not sure how? We have ideas and tools that may be helpful, particularly for low-income families in our region.
Tax season is in full swing, and United Way’s MetroCASH program is providing free tax assistance for low- to moderate-income families and individuals across the region. See if you are eligible for free tax assistance or volunteer your time to help others. Learn more.
Hear from leaders at three of our funded partners that support the Financial Well-being Step and/or our MetroCASH program.
- Hanover Safe Place (Sheree Hedrick, Executive Director)
- Neighborhood Resource Center (Cheryl Groce-Wright, Executive Director)
- Sacred Heart Center (Tanya Gonzalez, Executive Director)
Financial Well-being: By the Numbers
Dive deep into the data about this critical issue by reading the Financial Well-being section of our 2017-18 Indicators of Community Strength report (and click here to view the full report with data about all nine Steps to Success).
Support Our Work
Want to support United Way and help families in need work toward financial stability? Make a donation today! Use the “Investment Options” tool to direct your donation to support the Financial Well-being Step to Success.