United Way Fights for the Financial Stability of Families in Monterey County
We all want Monterey County to be a place where children succeed, people are financially stable and each of us can all lead healthy, productive lives. To achieve these goals, UWMC is focused on helping families achieve Financial Stability. We do this in a variety of ways. First, we're helping families access quality, affordable Child Care and Housing. In addition, we provide connections - for people searching for help as well as those who want to give their time and talent to solve problems.
Why Child Care and Housing? For six out of ten families in Monterey County, these two expenses account for 50% or more of their monthly budget. These families are struggling. It's difficult for them to build assets and get ahead. By focusing on these two tough issues, United Way will help families achieve real, longterm stability. And that benefits us all.
To tackle these complex problems, UWMC is bringing together diverse segments of the community – business, government, nonprofits and faith-based groups. Together, we’ll take a sustained, multi-faceted approach to create lasting solutions. We all have a stake and a part to play. The results will be visible change and long-term impact.