Focus Area: Financial Stability
Financial Self-Reliance for Individuals and Households.
RUW focuses on helping ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) individuals and households gain financial self-reliance through positive financial practices and employment. Our goal is to ensure that individuals have the skills needed to hold a steady job in today's workplace and to balance spending and savings with income.
If you / your organization has an interest in financial stability in our community you are invited to join. Individuals, nonprofits, neighborhoods, government, schools, businesses, etc. All are welcome! The purpose of the Prosper Coalition is to bring like minded community members together to help individuals and families achieve financial self-reliance through positive financial practices and employment.
Prosper Coalition meetings will provide an opportunity to engage with the many free resources and programs that Rappahannock United Way provides, and to share, and network with others. If you are interested in joining the Prosper Coalition or would like more information please CLICK HERE. Contact Melody Fowler for more information.
Here Are The Financial Outcomes We Target:
- Positive Financial Practices: Families and households sustain financial self-reliance through positive financial practices. These include: increasing income, savings, assets, reducing debt, improving credit worthiness, maintaining quality childcare, maintaining reliable transportation, increasing access to affordable housing, financial products and services, and an increase in knowledge about legal rights and obligations.
- Financial Stability through Employment: Families and households sustain financial self-reliance by either obtaining and maintaining employment, increasing their wages, maintaining quality childcare, receiving job skills training, earning job-relevant licenses, certificates, or credentials.