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Income Programs

Over the past twenty years, the cost of living in the United States has increased by almost 90 percent, while average incomes have only increased by 25 percent. In addition, more than 40 million Americans work in jobs that pay low wages and do not provide basic health and retirement benefits.

Research has uncovered three underlying elements that must be present for individuals and families to achieve financial stability: stable, adequate income; housing; and adequate financial resources like savings to cover unexpected expenses.

Individuals who have fewer financial stresses are healthier, perform better at work, and have better educational outcomes. Increasing the financial stability of families ultimately creates a stronger, more productive workforce, and communities are more prosperous because of increased employment and homeownership.

United Way helps families become more self-sufficient by supporting basic needs while increasing financial education and helping hardworking people obtain job training and family-sustaining wages.

To support income, we have invested $372,000 among the following programs for the 2015-16 fiscal year:
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Food For Tomorrow

Food for Tomorrow, our focus area under Income, addresses hunger and food security issues by bringing organizations together to foster capacity for improved integration and collaboration to expand the food delivery system.

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Catholic Charities

Outreach/Case Management Services

Refugee Resettlement Services

Family Connections, Inc.

Connections Program

Family Service Association

Budget and Credit Counseling

Financial Literacy

Lakeshore Community Action Program Inc.

Rental Assistance 

The Salvation Army Sheboygan

Comprehensive Services

The Emergency Lodge

Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization

Bridgeway & Beyond Transitional Living Program