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REAL ISSUES

   

1 in 5 people received food
assistance in Westchester.

53% of Westchester
households who rent pay more than 30% of their income on housing.

$1,580 is the average cost of a 2-bedroom rental.

4.2 full-time low wage jobs are required to afford it.

37.6% of Westchester single moms live in poverty as compared to 4.2% of families headed by two parents.


PROVEN SOLUTIONS

   

Job skill training for chronically underemployed adults

Financial education on budgeting, banking and getting out of debt

Volunteers to be financial advisors and coaches

Research on root causes and education for local leaders

Personalized counseling and support to help eliminate barriers to employment

   

EMERGENCY BASIC NEEDS SUPPORT

While working on long term solutions for financial stability, United Way also provides a safety net of support through:

Emergency funds to help families in trouble afford basic needs such as food, shelter and heat

Connecting thousands of families in crisis to United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline

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