WHO IS ALICE?

ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained, Employed) represents Michiganders who work hard at jobs that don’t cover what it costs to make ends meet. These residents have an income above the Federal Poverty Level, but still struggle to afford the basic household necessities – housing, child care, food, health care, technology, and transportation.

UNITED FOR ALICE IN MIDLAND COUNTY

Since 2015, United Way of Midland County has been shining a light on the magnitude of ALICE – a complex challenge that no single organization can solve. We are bringing people together to help address community conditions that can help give households a chance to move above the ALICE Threshold. We join many stakeholders to invest in programs to give hardworking ALICE families a hand up, which include: high-quality childcare and preschool, 2-1-1 information referral, housing assistance, access to healthy and affordable food, and transportation assistance. Look for new ALICE initiatives coming in 2021.

6000

ALICE individuals were served through United Way funded programs in 2019.

70

ALICE households were helped
post flood with rent assistance.

42%

of United Way funded Meals on Wheels clients are ALICE.

63

frontline ALICE families received short-term childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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