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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Bridges Out of Poverty
To empower low income families to radically change their lives by overcoming barriers to success and to educate the business community about the complexities of poverty. https://www.muskogeebridgesoutofpoverty.org/
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
Providing high quality civil legal services to lower-income and elderly residents. www.legalaidok.org (918-683-5681)
The Salvation Army of Muskogee
The Salvation Army Muskogee Corps provides food, clothing, rent, and utility assistance services to those in need in our area. https://www.facebook.com/SalArmyMuskogee/
Women In Safe Home - W.I.S.H.
Provides shelter, counseling, and support services to victims of domestic violence, rape, and adult survivors of child sexual assault or harassment in order to achieve safety, survival, recovery, empowerment & rehabilitation to women and children coping with domestic violence. (918-682-7879) https://www.facebook.com/womeninsafehome