Making Tough Choices

What's it like to work hard but never be able to get ahead?

Do you know ALICE? ALICE is an acronym for Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed. ALICE is your child care worker, your home health aide, your office clerk. In the Greater Houston area, 40% of households are ALICE or living in poverty. They 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 with little to no savings for emergencies 

At United Way, we know that the well-being of our community depends on the well-being of the people in it. That’s why we are working to help ALICE meet basic needs and create a pathway to a successful future, and that’s why we need your help

Put yourself in the shoes of a typical ALICE family.