Financial Stability

United Way Helps Americans Achieve Financial Stability

As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits.  For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help. When people are able to find decent jobs, provide for their families and save for the future, they and their children are more likely to enjoy healthy lives and succeed in school. Everyone benefits, because financially stable individuals and families lead to a more competitive workforce and a stronger community.

Lake Area United Way works with these partners in the areas of Financial Stability.

Financial Stability Funded Partners

American Red Cross
A volunteer-led humanitarian organization. United Way support touches lives daily with relief to victims of disasters as well as emergency and prevention/preparedness training. www.oklahomaredcross.org  (918-682-1366)
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Hope House of Cherokee County
Helping people help themselves by providing a supportive network of services and providers such as emergency food, shelter, and utility assistance to aid individuals and families in becoming self-sufficient. (918-456-4673)

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
Providing high quality civil legal services to lower-income and elderly residents.  www.legalaidok.org (918-683-5681)