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.
We want to promote financial stability and independence. We can help increase the number of financially stable households.
- Invest in community-based initiatives that remove barriers to self-sufficiency.
- Provide essentials for those with immediate needs.
- Support building blocks for long term success and improved quality of life.
Our Focus Areas
In 2017, the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties will invest funding to support 15 local non-profit agencies and 31 programs all focusing on financial empowerment. When it comes to ensuring our citizens have financial supports, we're in this together!