The working poor (or ALICE, Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) make up 22% of Whatcom County another 16% are below the poverty line. This means that 38% of our community does not earn enough to reach a basic survival budget to pay the average costs of housing, childcare/early learning, food, and healthcare.
That's why United Way supports all of these, not just one! We partner with programs and projects that provide:
- Childcare/early Learning
- After school programs
- Job skills/prep
- Safe/stable housing
- Access to food
- Mental health and recovery support
Big challenges aren't solved one non-profit at a time. Your gift to United Way of Whatcom County changes lives through a network of programs dedicated to lift up ALICE and strengthen our entire community.
Find out more about ALICE in our community
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