Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

The ALICE Assistance Fund

“We have helped many families over the years, covering mortgage and rent payments to those who have experienced a job loss or other life event like illness or divorce.  Also car repairs to help individuals continue to go to work.  Keeping a roof over people’s heads and maintaining their ability to work and provide for their families.”

- Janel S. Donohue, RUW President

In order to best assist hard working households, Rappahannock United Way created The ALICE Assistance Fund. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance to cover the cost of basic needs of housing and transportation (if required for employment) for households by providing one-time assistance to eligible applicants. Financial assistance should be provided with the intent of assisting households to overcome financial crisis, prevent homelessness, and stabilize housing (rent/mortgage/deposit/car repair).

ALICE households earn more than the official US Poverty Level but less than the basic cost of living including housing, childcare, healthcare and transportation. ALICE households are not typically eligible for financial assistance and other community resources. Some households become ALICE due to an unforeseen life event; a life-altering health diagnosis, a job loss, a substantial loss of income due to a government shutdown, or family crisis such as divorce or a death.

2019 ALICE Assistance


# of Households Assisted


ALICE Stories