Financial Stability

MAKING MORE POSSIBLE

Our community will only prosper and grow if all families are financially stable.

Fewer financial stresses lead to healthier lives, improved work performance, and better education outcomes. United Way invests in programs that help adults improve their education level and create a more financially secure future for themselves and their families. United Way’s work in Financial Stability is focused on ensuring all families and individuals achieve independence.

What does it mean to be financially stable?

  • BASIC NEEDS:
    Everyone deserves to have access to an adequate supply of nutritious food, and safe, affordable housing.

  • FAMILY SUSTAINING EMPLOYMENT & WORKFORCE SKILL DEVELOPMENT:
    Anyone who wants to work has the skills and resources they need to seek, gain, and maintain employment with the opportunity for career growth.

  • STABILIZATION/MANAGEABLE EXPENSES:
    Individuals have the financial resources and assets to avoid a financial crisis.

ALICE | DO YOU KNOW ALICE?

You stop for a quick cup of coffee, yet you don’t realize the single mom serving you with a smile is working two jobs just to provide for her young daughter. You don’t see her worry about the rent, or know her dreams of finishing college.

Did you know?
Half of Indian River County’s households do not earn enough money to pay for basic necessities such as food, housing, and childcare?