United Way Helps Americans Achieve Financial Stability
As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits. For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.
United Way World Wide continues active leadership of an ambitious 10-year plan to cut in half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable. With your help, we believe that by 2018 together we can help 1.9 million working families get on the road to economic independence.
To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, we launched the Financial Stability Partnership™, an initiative that promotes community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals. Over 300 United Ways and their local community partners are engaged in activities and initiatives to help build the financial stability of families in their communities.
How You Can Help
Volunteers make United Ways’ tax assistance and financial education programs possible. We need your help, even if you don’t have an accounting background.
The Victoria County United Way works with a wide spectrum of organizations, governmental entities, businesses, and non-profit agencies. United Way and the following “Partner Agencies” have come together with a common goal to help families become stable and independent.
In 2015-2016, the focus area of 'Helping Families Become Stable & Independent' includes these partner agencies:
- American Red Cross
- Gulf Bend Center
- Food Bank of the Golden Crescent
- Habitat for Humanity of the Golden Crescent
- Perpetual Help Home
- ictoria Senior Citizens
- Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry