BEYOND A BIGGER PAYCHECK

Financial stability is about weathering the unexpected hardships that happen to almost all of us at some point in our lives. Major car repairs, job loss, illness or hospitalization. These types of events can affect a person’s financial stability. Once we lose our stability and slip into poverty, it becomes even harder to climb back.

THE ISSUE

In Forsyth County, 1 in 3 children and 1 in 5 of all residents live in poverty.

OUR FOCUS

We help people use their resources effectively. From finding a living wage job to attaining better paying jobs through training and placement, the ultimate goal is to gain and maintain financial stability. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, 3,360 Forsyth County taxpayers had their tax returns prepared for free in 2016.

RIGHT NOW IN FORSYTH COUNTY

United Way of Forsyth County helps increase financial stability through strategic partnerships and programs that have a community-wide impact. Our goal is for each individual to have the tools to navigate life’s challenges and come out successfully on the other side.