Financial Stability

We want all Quad Citizens to be economically self-sufficient. However, the startling truth is for one-third of the U.S. population, the struggle to cover basic needs is a daily burden. In Rock Island County 39% of residents and in Scott County 27% of residents struggle to pay for their basic needs. United Way’s work is focused on improving this statistic.

Quad Citizens have food, shelter, and transportation.

  • United Way’s funding to our partners provides food, shelter, and transportation.

Quad Citizens can increase their income through education and training.

  • The Resource Center will bring multiple services and partnerships together providing comprehensive support to individuals to obtain financial self-sufficiency.
  • United Way funds our partners’ work re-engaging unemployed or underemployed individuals, assisting with post-secondary education, and providing employment skills.

Quad Citizens build financial stability.

  • Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, free tax preparation is offered to households earning $57,000 or less annually.
  • Our partners help low-income families maintain safe housing, maximize the impact of eligible earned benefits, educate low-income individuals on skills to become financially self-sufficient, and remove barriers to achieve financial stability.

View our Financial Stability Partners.


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United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in the Quad Cities.