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.
In 2020, the CCUW also helped fund programs making the greatest impact in the area of income including the Shelter of Hope and crisis financial assistance through The Salvation Army; transitional housing through Exodus Homes; consumer credit counseling through Family Guidance Center; crisis financial counseling and crisis financial assistance through Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry and rent/mortgage assistance through Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry.