Financial Stability

United Way of Clinton County, Iowa works with local agencies to give people the education and tools to get better jobs and build a solid foundation that improves their lives and the lives of their children. From Budget and Finance training courses to emergency assistance, we must unite to overcome obstacles that prevent family quality of life, like financial literacy, unemployment, and homelessness.

ALICE, an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is a new way of defining and understanding the struggles of households that earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford a bare-bones household budget. The working poor.

Traditional measures of poverty do not capture the magnitude of people who are struggling financially. In our community of Clinton County, Iowa, one in three residents falls into ALICE or poverty levels, where the cost of living exceeds their household income. Family costs increased by 41 percent statewide from 2010 to 2016, compared to 9 percent inflation nationally. Do you know Alice?

 

Financial Assistance Programs

ASAC/NEW DIRECTIONS
Transitional housing for men & women with children.
(563) 243-2124
 
ASSOCIATE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
Emergency assistance with food, holiday baskets, personal needs, clothing and furniture needs.
(563) 243-4148
 
DEWITT REFERRAL CENTER
Emergency food, clothing and referrals for Central DeWitt Community School District residents.
(563) 659-9612
 
FAMILY RESOURCES
Sheltering and housing for victims of violence.
(563) 468-2318
 
INFORMATION, REFERRAL, & ASSISTANCE SERVICES
Referrals for help, limited financial services for items not covered by other programs.
(563) 243-5818
 
SALVATION ARMY
Pathway of Support program.
(563) 242-4502
 
YWCA OF CLINTON
Housing assistance for the homeless.
(563) 242-2118