Financial Stability

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Our Goal

Cut the number of low-income families that are financially unstable in half.

Impact in Community

There are a growing number of people in our community who are struggling to make ends meet. United Way agencies provide financial assistance and education to help families through crisis situations and to develop plans for moving forward. At Hope Harbor, residents were taught financial skills resulting in $27,925 in debt paid and $45,132 put into savings accounts. Hope Harbor provided 14,293 bed nights and served 1,834 people with general assistance. At the YMCA, 173 children learned how to swim with no cost to the families. 2,698 individuals also received membership privileges through the YWCA. 123 individuals received legal advice and were served by the Sustainable Living Project through Lutheran Family Services. At Adult Education, 23 adults completed their GED and are able to better provide for their families. 89 students at Literacy Council increased their basic education skills and English proficiency.  Through the First-Stop Center at Multicultural Coalition, 387 individuals improved job access due to removal of barriers (child-care, transportation, etc.)

Fast Facts from 2017
United Way Community Partners served 5,466 people with financial stability.
  • $27,925 combined debt was paid off by financial education class participants
  • 14,293 nights of safe shelter were provided
  • $45,132 was put into savings accounts by financial education class participants
  • 1,996 children received a gift for the holidays who would have otherwise gone without
  • 49,429 meals were served in local shelters


How You Can Help

Donate your time, talents and treasures to support the work of Heartland United Way and Community Partners. Click here to visit the Go2Volunteer website or click here to make a secure donation online.