1 in 4 households in Connecticut have earnings above the Federal Poverty Level but below a basic cost of living threshold. Despite working hard, these households struggle to afford the basics of housing, food, transportation, health care and child care. United Way calls these households ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). In Connecticut, it takes at least $64,000 a year to support a family of four, more than double the U.S. poverty threshold of $24,000. United Ways are working to provide programs that support families at and below the ALICE cost of living threshold, and we are advocating for polices to help ALICE families get ahead.
You can help!
- Make a gift online
- Text DOUBLEMYGIFT to 71777 to initiate your gift
- Tell your friends
- Become a volunteer fundraiser for ALICE
- Learn more about ALICE and how United Ways are helping
With your donation, you can help advance education, income, health and housing for ALICE families. From now until June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.
Thank you to our generous matching sponsors - Peter and Alexa Daitch, Peach Pit Foundation, A&A Office Systems, Suburban Stationers, Jarvis Products Corp., Patti Vassia, DATTCO Inc., and Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski.