United Way of Marion County strives to be the leader in identifying critical human care needs, finding solutions, maximizing resources and delivering results.
On November 11, 2014, United Way of Florida released the ALICE Report. This report details the challenges of families and individuals that have a difficult time affording the basics of housing, food, health care, child care, and transportation, despite working hard to meet their needs. The ALICE population is largely living paycheck to paycheck and are just one personal emergency away from falling into poverty.
United Way of Marion County has long worked with the ALICE population to build better lives. We do this in the following ways:
- We work to ensure they have access to affordable, high quality early childhood education.
- We work to ensure they have the tools and support needed to build assets, and ultimately, become financially stable.
- We work to ensure that their caregivers are supported by having access to information, education and resources.
The ALICE report highlights local community data that helps us understand the realities that families face. For us to create long-lasting community change, we need to address the underlying causes of the most significant local issues.