Our Local INCOME Initiatives:
In our community, Kishwaukee United Way is actively involved in:
- Money Smart Week presented annually by the Federal Reserve Bank.
- Promotion of free, local Tax Preparation Sites 2018
- Promotion of MyFreeTaxes.com for free online tax filing
Contact us to learn more about getting involved with our local income initiatives!
United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life which include EDUCATION, INCOME and HEALTH.
Chronic unemployment. Financial illiteracy. Homelessness. In communities around the world, individuals and families are facing financial obstacles that prevent a good quality of life. We’re fighting to put every person, in every community, on a path toward financial empowerment. That starts with access to services, job training, credit counseling and money management programs.
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. By mentoring youth through financial workshops, providing individuals with job-skills training and securing housing for struggling families, we are helping people get back on their feet.
Collective Focus Areas
- Financial education
- Improving access to income supports
- Legal support
Our Community Partners in Income
Of our 24 current partner agencies, we support the following in their efforts around income:
- Elder Care Services
- Hope Haven
- Opportunity House
- The Pay-it-Forward House
- Prairie State Legal Services
- Safe Passage