Our community will only prosper and grow if all families are financially stable. Fewer financial stresses lead to healthier lives, improved work performance, and better education outcomes. United Way invests in programs that help adults improve their education level and create a more financially secure future for themselves and their families. United Way’s work in Financial Stability is focused on ensuring all families and individuals achieve independence.
We fund community programs at our partner agencies, develop projects that address gaps in service and have convened two coalitions that address the immediate needs of individuals and families as well as teach the skills needed to become financially stable.
- Reduce hunger and homelessness
- Increase skills to improve self-sufficiency
The free SingleCare (formerly FamilyWize) prescription savings card provides discounts on prescription medications. It is free to anyone regardless of insurance coverage, requires no registration, covers all FDA-approved medications and can be used as often as you need. Learn more.
United Way Emerging Leaders and Women United groups have developed projects to help low-income individuals and families. The Career Closet and Rebecca’s Closet provide clothing for job interviews/new jobs as well as infants/children respectively. Learn more.
Since 2008, in response to the growing number of requests for food assistance, the Marathon County Hunger Coalition has been improving access to nourishing food, increasing food donations in our community, and raising awareness about the issues of hunger and food security and their impact on people in our community. Learn more.