Financial Stability Focus

Financial Focus:

all households are financially stable

United Way of Transylvania County supports programs and collaboratives that address measurable progress toward the following Financial Focus Area goals:

GOAL 1:  ALL HOUSEHOLDS HAVE SUFFICIENT RESOURCES FOR BASIC NEEDS.

M) Individuals will be engaged in job training for living wage jobs, including internships and on-the job training.

N) An information network is in place to allow program applicants and providers to effectively coordinate social service needs.

GOAL 2:  ALL HOUSEHOLDS MAKE WELL-INFORMED FINANCIAL DECISIONS

O) Adults have easy access to financial information/education at the time it is needed.

P) Financial skills taught throughout the school system and recognized as being of primary importance to a student’s education.

Q) Non-school based organizations providing youth services include financial skills training as part of their programming.

GOAL 3:  ALL HOUSEHOLDS HAVE ADEQUATE RESERVES (>3 months of basic needs)

R) Both adults and children recognize and value the importance of saving money.

S) Barriers (fees, limits, etc.) are removed and incentives (matching $'s, prizes) provided for both adults and children who can only save small amounts.