We all know ALICE. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, and represents families that are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation.

ALICE is your child care worker, your parent on Social Security, a recent graduate who can’t find work in their field, the cashier at your supermarket, the salesperson at your big box store, a home health aide, an office clerk.

United Way's ALICE Report provides better measures and language to describe the population that is struggling financially, and the reasons why. These measurements provide a broader picture of financial insecurity than traditional federal poverty guidelines.

Use the links on this page to learn more about ALICE.


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If you are ALICE, call our 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE to get started on the path to a better future.