MAKING TOUGH CHOICES
Put yourself in the shoes of a typical ALICE® family. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE families are those that have earnings above the Federal Poverty Level, but below a basic cost-of-living threshold. One in four (25%) Indiana households are ALICE and more than one in three (39%) Hoosier households cannot afford the basics of housing, food, health care, child care, and transportation. Despite working hard, these households live paycheck to paycheck and struggle to make ends meet. United Ways across Indiana believe that thriving communities begin with thriving families, children and seniors and are focused on giving a hand up to ALICE families, while breaking down barriers and building pathways to financial stability.