Helping families become
financially stable and independent
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 of Sumner County is helping families become stable and financially independent by supporting basic needs while increasing financial education and helping hardworking people obtain job training and family-sustaining wages. Many families are walking a financial tightrope, and our programs are designed to assist them with short-term assistance for things like food, rent, utilities, clothing, and prescription medications while preparing them to become self-sufficient. Additionally, basic needs assistance is provided to those who have suffered through catastrophic events.
For 2015-16, United Way of Sumner County allocated $143,000 to local programs in the Income/Financial Stability focus area. To learn more about these programs, click HERE.