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. 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.
How Does United Way of Kenosha County Help?
United Way of Kenosha County empowers people to get on financial ground with proven methods by focusing on assisting individuals to improve living and employability skills and working with them to demonstrate management and acquisition of assets. The result is thriving communities where everyone has more opportunity to succeed.
We work also to achieve income goals by taking a leadership role in:
Additionally, through a volunteer-led review process, we invest in programs such as:
- Habitat for Humanity's Home Construction Program
- Kenosha Achievement Center's Employment Options
- Kenosha Human Development Services Transitional Housing for Homeless Youth & Adults
- Kenosha Literacy Council's Literacy for Life Adult Education Program
- Women and Children's Horizon's Legal Advocacy Program