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