investments in financial stability lift people out of poverty.
Adults who are financially stable are less likely to live on the streets, engage in crime and risky behaviors and develop health problems. Income-based programs allow adults to find and maintain jobs, secure housing, build valuable skills so they can earn more, pay down debt, develop assets and save for the future. At the Town of Palm Beach United Way, we know that the entire community benefits when families and individuals achieve financial stability.
Your support of the Town of Palm Beach United Way allows us to invest $974,200 into 18 programs at 13 partner agencies in Palm Beach County that are empowering 277,062 individuals and families to achieve their financial goals.
INVESTMENTS IN INCOME:
- 189,940 or 13.6% of the Palm Beach County population is food insecure.
- In Florida, there are 27 affordable units for every 100 extremely low-income renters.
- 46% of Palm Beach County residents are unable to afford basic needs such as housing, food, child care, health care and transportation.
- Last year, Adopt-A-Family's housing stabilization program prevented more than 200 Palm Beach County families from becoming homeless.
- Gulfstream Goodwill provided 1,939 job readiness sessions, 1,080 days of paid on-the-job training and 369 job placements last year.
- Feeding South Florida distributed 17 million pounds of food in Palm Beach County in 2018, nearly triple the 6 million pounds of food distributed in 2012.