Income

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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 Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership (CNCAP) and Hope Harbor, 718 individuals were taught financial skills. The combined debt that was paid among participants of these programs was $169,205 and collectively they were able to put $68,303 in their savings accounts. At Hope Harbor, 76 residents transitioned into affordable, safe housing. At CNCAP, Hope Harbor, Friendship House and American Red Cross, 2,164 residents received food, rent, shelter or other emergency assistance.

Fast Facts from 2015

  • $169,205 combined debt was paid off by financial education class participants
  • $68,303 was put into savings accounts by financial education class participants
  • $17,255 in taxes was paid off by financial education class participants
  • 24,191 nights of safe shelter were provided

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.