In Palm Beach County, 12% of households live in poverty and an additional 32% of households are asset limited, income constrained, employed – also known as ALICE. These are hardworking families who have jobs, but do not earn enough to cover basic needs such as food, housing, child care, health care and transportation.
That means a total of 44% of all households in our community are struggling to get by each and every day.
To create opportunity, the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s work is focused on education, health and financial stability. We know that children do better in school and in life when they receive quality education; families are more financially secure when they have the skill sets to secure and keep fair paying jobs; and everyone leads a more productive life when they have access to affordable health care.
The Town of Palm Beach United Way invests in programs that focus on
education, health and income - the building blocks for a good quality of life.