Income

United Way Helps Americans Achieve 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 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.

Catawba County United Way

Whether it's the loss of a job, or just an unexpected expense, falling behind financially can happen to anyone at anytime.

This is the reason the Catawba County United Way is focused on addressing the issues of income instability and affordable housing.

The CCUW collaborates with community partners like the Interagency Council, Housing Visions and the Emergency Assistance Network, to discuss and share information on these issues.

The CCUW also helps fund programs making the greatest impact in these areas such as The Salvation Army's Shelter of Hope, Exodus Homes transitional housing, Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry crisis financial assistance/counseling, Family Guidance Center consumer credit counseling and Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry rent/mortgage assistance.

VIDEO - Teaching a path to financial stability

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CCUW Income Stability