Income

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COMMUNITY GOAL

Together we can increase financial stability for working families.

THE ISSUE

Right here in Southwestern Indiana, too many families are walking a financial tightrope – barely getting by with no ability to save for college, a home or retirement.

United Way increases financial stability for working families by:

  • Increasing financial literacy, including budgeting, savings and access to non-predatory services.
  • Reduce housing, food and other insecurities

 

United Way Funded programs – Income
Partner Agency Program
Albion Fellows Bacon Center Domestic Violence Shelter Children’s Program
American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana Disaster Preparedness and Response Services to Armed Forces
American Red Cross of Warrick County Disaster Preparedness Disaster Recovery
ARK Crisis Child Care Center Child Protection
Catholic Charities Neighbor to Neighbor Community Outreach
Christian Resource Center Comprehensive Emergency Assistance
Crisis Connection Domestic Violence Assistance
Goodwill Industries Family Center Transitional Housing
Legal Aid Society of Evansville Civil Legal Aid
Mental Health America, Spencer County Christmas Gift List
The Salvation Army Emergency Financial Assistance Soup Kitchen Program
YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter & Counseling for Children Transitional Housing

KEY STRATEGIES: United Way formed the Financial Stability Partnership (FSP) to create awareness about poverty in our community and to provide new opportunities for self-sufficiency for working families.

Financial Stability Partnership Members
AARP Integra Bank
Aurora Legal Aid Society
Breck Logistics Old National Bank
Carver Community Organization Outreach Ministries
Catholic Charities St. Mary’s Hospital
Fifth Third Bank WorkOne Southwest
Hope Inc

The FSP organized Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites (VITA). In 2008, over 400 clients received free tax preparation, bringing a total of over $400,000 back into our community. An estimated $4 million goes unclaimed in Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer Counties. By offering tax preparation assistance and awareness of savings plans for working families and individuals, United Way will help bring those dollars back into our community and the pockets of our citizens.

This partnership will create lasting changes in people’s lives with economic benefits that ripple throughout Southwestern Indiana. Do you want to be a part of this effort? Volunteers are needed to be certified tax preparers and greeters at the free tax sites. For more information, or to volunteer, contact us at 812-422-4100.IncomeLinkPhoto2

United Way is proud to partner with the City of Evansville, the Federal Reserve of St. Louis and 15 Banks and Credit Unions on Bank On Evansville to help unbanked individuals open accounts. United Way 2-1-1 is acting as the information and referral line for this new program.

Bank On accounts can even be opened for those individuals that have had trouble with an account in the past. A bank account can save money on check cashing and other fees. Financial Literacy classes are also available through the Bank On Evansville partnership.

United Way partners with other organizations to manage the Emergency Food & Shelter Program in Southwestern Indiana.

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