Financial Assistance Organizations
The Importance of Financial Stability
More than 42,000 of the adults living in poverty in Cuyahoga County are employed. Residents who work part-time or part of the year are much more likely to live in poverty than residents who work full-time, year-round. United Way of Greater Cleveland is helping families and individuals find their way out of poverty and achieve financial stability.
How We Help
We help members of the community become more financially stable through job training and helping them secure them meaningful work to increase their earnings. We also help them learn to manage the money they earn, and ultimately to save it. United Way is investing in programs to help accomplish all three of these objectives.
As a result of our efforts, we have achieved the following results in the past twelve months:
- 13,741 people received assistance filing their taxes. 4,527 people claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit, with an average credit of $1,604. 1,772 people claimed the Child Tax Credit, with an average credit of $2,022.
- 34,295 people received food assistance.
- 4,148 people were served by workforce readiness programs.
- Of the people who obtained a job, 93% retained that job for 90 days.
- 887 people served by financial education programs reduced their debt.
- 1,302 people served by financial education programs completed a family financial plan.
- 990 people served by financial education programs obtained mainstream banking products or services.
- 148 people served by legal and mediation programs avoided having their homes foreclosed.
- 158 people improved their scores on the Tests of Adult Basic Education.
To learn about how you can help United Way of Greater Cleveland, contact us today.
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