Financial Stability

Homeless Continuum of Care Update

  Preventing homelessness and teaching today’s youth to advocate for themselves are just two of the approaches the HCCC are taking in Livingston County to build a better community. Livingston County United Way is supporting the HCCC with a three-year grant and takes an active role on the committee. Angela Parth explains: “Livingston County is one […]

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Summer Lunch Bunch 2017

Full Summer of Meals and Programs Liz Welch, Summer Lunch Bunch Coordinator with The Salvation Army, shares the program’s impact in 2016 and its goals for 2017. Summer Lunch Bunch Volunteer Training The Summer Lunch Bunch, the Livingston County Hunger Council’s community meals program, is gearing up for an exciting summer of 2017. Thousands of hours […]

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ALICE Families in Livingston County

  Low-Wage Jobs Prevail, United Way’s ALICE Report Shows  The Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) released a second study on the condition of Michigan’s working families, what it has named ALICE households – those that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.  These are families that are working, but still cannot make ends meet.  In […]

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Free Online Tax Filing

MyFreeTaxes provides free online federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance to individuals and families with household incomes of $64,000 or less in 2016. MyFreeTaxes.com can be used to file federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for those who qualify. Why United Way & Tax Filing? United […]

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Awareness Week Hits Home

The Homeless Continuum of Care develops plans each year to raise awareness about Homelessness in our County. These activities have sometimes been large and sometimes more subtle, but this year the plans really hit home. The Homeless Awareness Committee is chaired by Terri Ariss, a dynamite advocate, who herself was homeless on and off for […]

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Transportation Summit (Jan. 17)

January 17, 2017 8am-12pm at Cleary University, Johnson Center The Livingston County Transportation Coalition wants to hear from residents what the needs are and what they imagine public transportation could mean for the community. The Jan. 17 Transportation Summit is that opportunity. The Summit will help shape the future of public transportation in Livingston County. […]

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Community Connect 2017 (Feb. 4)

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 The 10th Annual Community Connect provides a “one-stop-shop for social services, legal and utility assistance/information, health screenings, free clothing, books, food, personal care items and more. Open to anyone in Livingston County. Located at Parker Middle School. Hosted by the Homeless Continuum of Care Committee. Livingston County United Way sponsors and […]

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When Preschool Moves Mountains

Our collective impact work often brings together all our priorities (Financial Stability, Every Child Ready, and Community Wellness) for great results. Providing preschool scholarships for at-risk three-year-olds through Livingston Promise is one example. How have scholarships impacted local families? “I did not have to choose between paying the tuition for my classes or paying for […]

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Working Together to Move the Needle on Issues

Liz Welch works for The Salvation Army of Livingston County. She sees the ground-level, collaborative results of Living United through the Hunger Council and the Summer Lunch Bunch. Liz’s Story My name is Liz Welch. I work for The Salvation Army of Livingston County, and I’m the volunteer and seasonal coordinator. I have been involved with […]

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Online Tool Helps Unpack Financial Stress

Everyone experiences financial stress, whether you’re new to the workforce, trying to make big life decisions or looking towards retirement. Here in Livingston County, we’re certainly not immune to that. The average American household carries total debt of more than $90,000.[i] Households with debt have about $15,675 in credit card debt.[ii] Some 21% of us […]

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