Financial Stability

Our focus is to increase the number of families and individuals who are financially stable, have good jobs, less debt and good money management skills.

Financial stability is not a simple, one-step process. Many people struggle to get by, even working multiple jobs. Family-sustaining income is a cornerstone of financial stability: the key to paying the rent, putting food on the table, and affording childcare and transportation. It is also the springboard to longer term asset building strategies such as saving to buy a home, sending kids to college, and saving for retirement.

While continuing to address critical needs such as emergency food, housing, utilities, and transportation for individuals and families in crisis, United Way of Coastal Carolina is partnering with the local community to develop resources and opportunities that help individuals and families move up the ladder of financial security.

By supporting people's basic needs - safe havens, stocked pantries, support, counseling and more - we are creating the conditions necessary for success and independence.  With this strong foundation today, we position people for a better, brighter tomorrow.

Helping People Get Back on Their Feet

For families struggling to pay the rent and buy food, an unanticipated expense – a car breakdown, an uninsured illness, a week without a paycheck – can lead to crisis.  For those also dealing with mental illness, poor health, or family trauma, holding a steady job can be a daily challenge. United Way partner agencies are there to help, providing food, and shelter assistance as well as counseling and referral services for a broad range of basic needs.

  • Provide the basics like food, clothing and shelter

  • Work to prevent violence and provide necessary response including safe havens for children, adults and families

  • Provide a free, confidential, 24/7 resource, NC 211, to connect individuals with the service referrals they need for support and intervention

  • Convene and participate in initiatives across local governement, faith-based organizations and service-providing agencies to ensure the greatest positive impact in the human service area