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Invest in Change that Lasts

We all win when a child succeeds in school, when all families are financially stable, when people are healthy, and our neighborhoods are a place we are proud to call home.

The Wabash Valley is made up of problem solvers, difference makers, and opportunity creators.

Together, we’re on a mission to change lives forever in our community by investing in programs focused on our BOLD GOAL!

To read more about our new direction check out our new STRATEGIC PLAN.

The Challenge

Many in the Wabash Valley are working hard…but struggling to survive.  This represents over 40% of our community who are ALICE – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

How We Invest

Volunteer-led investment panels evaluate and make recommendations based on a process to find the best programs in our community.

Our Work

We invest in organizations and programs that are hands-on in creating lasting change for ALICE in order to create a better community for everyone.

ALICE is a hardworking member of the community who is employed yet does not earn enough to afford the basic necessities of life.

ALICE earns above the federal poverty level, but does not earn enough to afford a bare-bones household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and health care.

In most cases, ALICE is not eligible for public assistance because they are, in fact, earning income above the federal poverty level. These individuals and families are faced with difficult choices daily, often detrimental in the long run.  Put food on the table or gas in the car?  Take a sick child to the doctor or pay the utility bill?

Over 40% of the households in the Wabash Valley fall into ALICE or further into poverty.

The United Way’s Bold Goal addresses moving families out of struggle and into stability.

 

Click here for more info on ALICE.

Community Initiatives

Volunteers and community partners help support our community initiatives in the Wabash Valley

Success By 6
Healthier By 2020!

News & Events

Keep up to date on what we are doing in our community!

Today the United Way of the Wabash Valley kicked off its 2019 Annual Community Resource Drive at Terre Haute Chevrolet. This kickoff marks the start of the United Way’s annual effort to shine a light on our communities most daunting social issues while raising needed funds in order to address the root causes of these

In early 2018, the United Way of the Wabash Valley introduced a bold long-term goal for the community to move 10,000 families out of financial struggles and into stability. A new focus on the root causes of generational poverty has seen the organization and their volunteers working to develop new methods and partnerships. Over the

Relationship Champions are a new volunteer opportunity offered by United Way this year.  Join us on Tuesday August 13th as we introduce the role and how easy it can be to help United Way.  With this new role it is all about helping to make the connection!  We are looking for individuals who can connect