Financial Stability

Goal: Individuals and families are stable and self-sufficient. 

FOCUS AREAS

  • Family-sustaining employment and financial stability

  • Household 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 2020, we achieved the following results to advance the financial stability of all Washington County residents:

  • 79% of individuals in shelter obtained employment opportunities through case management services.
  • 81% of individuals aging out of foster care secured employment with self-sustaining wages.
  • 53% of clients struggling with finances developed and adhered to a realistic budget through budget counseling sessions.

United Way is working to address the root causes of financial instability.

In 2021, we are partnering with the following agencies to fund programs that advance our county's financial stability:

AMERICAN RED CROSS
Disaster services

CASA GUADALUPE 
EDUCATION CENTER

Bilingual/bicultural
workforce development

EASTER SEALS
SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN

Individual placement & support

FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION
Budget & credit counseling

FAMILY PROMISE OF
WASHINGTON COUNTY

Homeless services

FORWARD CAREERS
Independent living

FRIENDS, Inc.
Safe Housing for Survivors

FULL SHELF FOOD PANTRY
Food distribution

THE THRESHOLD
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