One in four households in Elkhart County is in financial peril.
Care of Children
For nearly three decades the United States economy's ability to create and sustain enough high paying jobs to support the realization of the American Dream for millions of workers has faded. Today the real need is not only for sufficient numbers of jobs or wokers, but for a workforce with the right mix of skills to meet our economy's constantly evolving needs. That's why we're investing in the development of employment pipelines like Goodwill's Career Center. United Way invests in programs that recession-proof our neighbors.
It's all about understanding finances! Hard working families in Elkhart County need support in their fight to gain economic mobility. Upward mobility, financial literacy, debt reduction, and emergency savings are issues that many deal with alone. United Way fights for working families and realizes that we win by acting collectively. We continue to lead the way with our 2-1-1 community referral hotline which connects thousands of people to financial (and other!) resources throughout Elkhart County. But we don't stop there - whether it's coats, food or prescription assistance, or home-buyer education courses, we fight for families that are working hard but falling short.
How does this crisis affect our community?
You Can Join the Fight for Working Families.