Our neighbors, men and women of all ages and races who go to work every day but still don’t earn enough to pay for basic necessities such as groceries, rent, transportation, childcare, and health care.

ALICE is one emergency, car repair, or doctor visit away from poverty.

United Way fights for ALICE. We are here for them.

What does ALICE stand for?

The latest ALICE report, released on May 4, 2020 showed that:

  • of the 57,636 households in Indian River County, 44 percent struggle to pay for basic needs.
  • Statewide, 46 percent of households face the same financial challenges. 
  • The percentage of Indian River County households living below the poverty level has been stable: 10 percent in 2014 and 11 percent in 2016 and 2018. 
  • The annual household survival budget for a one-person household is $23,568, which equates to $1,964 monthly. This is the bare minimum that is needed for a household to live and work, based on the latest ALICE report. For a family of two adults and two young children, the annual survival budget soars to $60,696, or $5,058 monthly.