United Way’s financial stability goal is to ensure that individuals and families improve their socio-economic status. Economic mobility, or the ability of an individual or family to change their financial status, can have a multi-generational, positive impact on overall well-being by increasing access to quality healthcare, improving housing options, and broadening educational opportunities. Yet, moving up the economic ladder can be difficult without the knowledge and resources to help.
United Way of Cullman County focuses on three areas of development related to income and social mobility:
- Job Readiness: Individuals have the education and skills to obtain and retain good jobs with the potential for advancement
- Financial Products: Individuals use affordable financial products to effectively manage their money and achieve their financial goals
- Financial Support Services: Individuals have the knowledge, skills, and support to make choices that increase their financial stability and advance their economic mobility