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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.

Our Goal

In 2008, United Way initiated an ambitious 10-year plan to cut in half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable. With your help, we believe that by 2018 we can help 1.9 million working families get on the road to economic independence.

Our Strategy

To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially. United Way of Hernando County has partnered with a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at the University of Florida with a Money Mentors program. This is an initiative that promotes community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals. 

Over 300 United Ways and their local community partners are engaged in activities and initiatives to help build the financial stability of families in their communities. 

Income Initiative Programs

How You Can Help

Volunteers make United Way's tax assistance and financial education programs possible. We need your help, even if you don’t have an accounting background. Volunteer to help.

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United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through Education, Income Stability and Healthy...