Helping Families Become Financially Stable
A good job with a liveable wage provides more than just a paycheck. It is a pathway to a good quality of life. When families are financially stable, they are able to meet their needs today and plan for the future. When we help families become more financially stable, we are also increasing access to good health and allowing children to focus on a quality education instead of worrying about where the next meal, or rent payment will be coming from.
While Williamson County continues to experience incredible economic growth, not everyone who lives here is able to benefit from the opportunity.
- As many as 6% of Williamson County residents live at or below the poverty level; enough to fill all the seats at Dell Diamond 3 times. Even more are considered low income.
- More than 21,000 adults over the age of 25 do not have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- If national literacy trends hold true, as many as 132,000 adults in Williamson County could be considered functionally literate. This means that they can read and write at low levels, but don't have the literacy skills to earn job promotions, read doctors orders, or help their children with school assignments.
We can help families become more financially stable, but only when we work together to create pathways to independence.
Our goal is to help families become more financially stable and independent.
- Improving access to income, assets and job training for increased employability and financial stability.
We are providing the tools needed to help hard-working families become more financially stable. By increasing access to assets, income and job training, we are focusing our investments in strategies that can lead families and individuals to fiancial stability and income independence.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides free tax preparation services for households earning less than $54,000 annually.
Financial Literacy Classes provide free classes designed to help families learn to budget, get out of debt and plan for the future.
How You Can Help
To help more individuals and families, we need your help: