ALICE represents the men and women of all ages and races who get up each day to go to work, but who aren’t sure if they’ll be able to put dinner on the table each night. They are our child care workers, our mechanics, our home health aides, store clerks and office assistants, etc. – all workers we cannot live without.
In order to provide the media with a compelling pitch around the United Way ALICE Report, it is key to have REAL LIFE ALICEs available who are willing to share their stories about how they struggle to make ends meet. This helps put a face on the facts and statistics in the report as well as highlight the local initiatives of United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties to improve the conditions for ALICE.
Though we have chosen a women's name, this population is comprised of households with men and women alike, and includes children and seniors.
If you are someone who is working hard, doing the right thing but still falling short each month, or you have overcome signifiacant barriers and are doing well, United Way wants to hear YOUR story. Please take a moment to share your story as ALICE, and help us to identify not only local needs, but local solutions. Thank you.