United Way Manitowoc County is part of the grassroots movement of over 300 United Ways in 14 states in partnership with Rutgers University on documenting financial need through the ALICE study.
ALICE is an acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.
ALICE is a way of defining and understanding families and individuals who work hard, earn above the federal poverty level, but not enough to achieve basic financial stability; leaving them vulnerable to one unexpected emergency to spiral them into poverty.
Through this report there is an identified gap between government and nonprofit assistance and a household survival budget in the categories of housing, childcare, food, transportation and taxes.
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