Goal: Individuals and families are stable and self-sufficient.
Family-sustaining employment and 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 costs of food, housing, healthcare and education, and many families struggle to just get by.
In 2021, we achieved the following results to advance the financial stability of all Washington County residents:
- 79% of individuals in shelters obtained employment opportunities.
- 67% of clients struggling with finances developed and adhered to a realistic budget plan to prevent bankruptcy.
- 94% of individuals aging out of foster care secured employment with self-sustaining wages.
United Way is working to address the root causes of financial instability.