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Income

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.

Our Goal

United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas works to reduce the number of financially unstable families and individuals and supports their financial independence and workforce development.

Our Strategy

Identify and support programs within agencies that provide:

  • Community Resources aimed at increasing both soft and hard employment skills.
  • Affordable childcare to enable employment, heath care, social services and daily living activities.
  • Financial literacy training programs.
  • Resources or services for finding and maintaining affordable housing.

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. Volunteer to help.