Income: Promoting financial stability
Income is one of the basic building blocks of a good life. It's about more than having a paycheck though. It's also about financial stability and having access to job training and financial counseling.
As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. These individuals are walking a financial tightrope — they are barely able to get by, with no ability to save for college, a home, or for retirement.
- Job training
- Career advancement
- Financial counseling
- Food, shelter and other basic needs
See a complete list of our funded programs, including those focused on income.
Initiatives and Collaborations
Free income tax preparation is a program organized by the BE$T Coalition of South Central Kansas to help citizens apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax credits while avoiding fees associated with commercial preparers. United Way is a founding partner of the BE$T Coalition.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Continuum of Care Coordination Team (WSC-CCCT)
United Way of the Plains is lead agency for a local collaboration addressing homelessness called the Wichita-Sedgwick County Continuum of Care Coordination Team (WSC-CCCT). This group of community stakeholders coordinates local homelessness planning, services, funding applications and more. Together, they study local homelessness through an annual survey. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses this data to understand the extent and nature of homelessness throughout the country, assist in making funding decisions and more.