United Way of Illinois

 

United Way of Illinois (UWI) is a statewide association of local United Way organizations representing communities across Illinois.

We fight to create lasting community change by helping children and youth succeed in school, promoting financial stability and family independence and improving the health of all Illinois’ residents.

Featured Initiative

ALICE® IN ILLINOIS:
A Financial Hardship Study

ALICE – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – refers to Illinois residents who work at one or more jobs, but who cannot afford their household’s basic needs, including housing, food, child care, and transportation. Utilizing a standardized, evidence-based methodology, the ALICE report asseses the cost of living in every county and the reasons why our employed neighbors are unable to make ends meet.

Across Illinois, ALICE is the backbone of our communities. ALICE is the home health care worker, the daycare worker, our local mechanic and restaurant server—those individuals who play an integral role in the strength and vitality of our state.

United Way of Illinois is uniquely positioned to take the detailed, local data in this report and translate it into action that will engage key stakeholders at every level.

ALICE

Asset Limited | Income Constrained | Employed

Featured Initiative

ALICE® IN ILLINOIS:
A Financial Hardship Study

ALICE – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – refers to Illinois residents who work at one or more jobs, but who cannot afford their household’s basic needs, including housing, food, child care, and transportation. Utilizing a standardized, evidence-based methodology, the ALICE report asseses the cost of living in every county and the reasons why our employed neighbors are unable to make ends meet.

Across Illinois, ALICE is the backbone of our communities. ALICE is the home health care worker, the daycare worker, our local mechanic and restaurant server—those individuals who play an integral role in the strength and vitality of our state.

United Way of Illinois is uniquely positioned to take the detailed, local data in this report and translate it into action that will engage key stakeholders at every level.

ALICE

Asset Limited | Income Constrained | Employed

UWI PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

ALICE

An in-depth report that looks at the struggles many of our employed neighbors face when trying to meet their most basic needs, providing a broader picture of financial insecurity across the state.

2-1-1

A non-emergency, 24/7 phone and online service that connects individuals to community services such as food pantries, shelter, mental health services, employment support and child-care.