To break the cycle of generational poverty in our communities, we must help people help themselves. By empowering those who are Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed (ALICE) to take charge of their finances, we help families build a better life for themselves.
To help people on the road to financial stability, United Way focuses on these strategies:
Increasing access to income supports
Last year, programs that received grants from United Way of Delaware County helped more than 25,000 people access the resources necessary to cover their basic needs. Many families still need your help. Your support of ALICE families is transformational.
Your donations transform lives.
When Jessica came to Bridges Community Services, she was homeless after her second stay at A Better Way. She had two children and one on the way. Jessica’s Case Manager helped her pay for her GED. After giving birth, she enrolled at Ivy Tech.
Open Door Health Services received a newborn screening that was positive for cystic fibrosis. The infant needed to be rescreened, but the test can only be performed by Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. The pediatric nurse contacted the infant’s mom, Nancy, to schedule the test.
There were many challenges in Stephen’s life, but a strong spirit enabled him to conquer them all. That is, until he landed on hard times ending with no home, no gas, and no food for more than five days. With nowhere to turn, he called United Way’s 211 line to find assistance.