ALICE in Our Community

ALICE lives here

  • We serve Central Illinois's Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) individuals and their families, working collaboratively toward a brighter future.
  • ALICE households earn above the Federal Poverty Level, yet they are not eligible for assistance and cannot afford the basic household necessities, including housing, childcare, food, transportation, and healthcare.
  • Over 16,000 households in Sangamon and Menard Counties are ALICE.
  • ALICE households are disproportionately communities of color.




Why Focus on ALICE?

ALICE helps reshape how we understand financial hardship today, and the ongoing challenges that so many in our community face.

They may be a relative, friend, or coworker. United Way's goal is to help ALICE families thrive.

Opportunities to Support ALICE

Our key initiatives fund programs that directly impact ALICE families. Donations to United Way support our strategic partners and mobilize the community so that all can thrive.


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