Financial Stability


We fight for financial stability for individuals and families
by ending the cycle of poverty and financial dependence.

Too many families are walking a financial tightrope – barely getting by with no ability to save for college, a home, or retirement. We help increase financial stability for working families by addressing both the immediate crisis needs and providing long-term solutions through educational programs in financial literacy – including budgeting, savings, banking, and access to non-predatory financial assistance services.

Financial Stability Goal:
Individuals/families improve their socio-economic status.

 

United Way-Led Economic Mobility/Financial Stability Program:

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Free Tax Preparation Program
By offering free tax preparation assistance and awareness of savings plans for working families and individuals, we help bring unclaimed tax dollars back into our community and the pockets of our citizens. Read more

 

Economic Mobility/Financial Stability Programs Funded by the United Way of Southwestern Indiana:

Domestic Violence Shelter Program & Children’s Program – Albion Fellows Bacon Center
Provides safe shelter, crisis intervention, and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence.

Homeless Outreach Program – Aurora Inc.
Provides street outreach services to persons living in places not meant for habitation that includes locating and monitoring homeless street clients, engaging clients by providing basic needs and client support.

Re-entry Program – Aurora, Inc.
A prevention-focused program serving one of the most at-risk populations – providing stability in a family’s living situation.

Emergency Financial Assistance – Catholic Charities
Provides vouchers up to $100, most often to pay for electric, gas, water and rent bills.  This program allows families to avoid disconnection of utility bills and evictions – providing stability in a family’s living situation.

Family Case Management – Catholic Charities
Intensive family case management focused on a plan for life improvement in the areas of employment and financial literacy.

Neighbor to Neighbor – Catholic Charities
A seven week intensive life skills education program focused on goal setting, life skill development and financial literacy.

4 Work – Catholic Charities
Addresses the basic needs that enable one to accept and maintain gainful employment skills, childcare and transportation.  Work boots program is included.

Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Program – Christian Resource Center
Provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, prescription medication, funeral costs, transportation and participation in TASC testing for graduation certification.

Civil Legal Aid Program for Vanderburgh County – Legal Aid Society of Evansville
Provides free civil legal advice and representation to low income residents of Vanderburgh County.

Connections for Life – The Arc of Evansville
Combines community habilitation and participant assistance and care to focus on enabling individuals with disabilities to live, work and volunteer in the community.

Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) – The Salvation Army
Provides budget counseling and financial aid.

Pathway of Hope – The Salvation Army
Initiative created to improve quality of life for vulnerable populations and the slowing of inter-generational poverty among families.

YES! Program – YWCA Evansville
Works to meet the growing need for homeless women in Southern Indiana who have the desire to live without the crutch of drugs and alcohol.

Domestic Violence Services Program – YWCA Evansville
Provides a safe, secure haven for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.