Financial Stability

22,000 PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN POVERTY IN THE BLACK HILLS

Economic security for individuals and families is central to the creation of long-term success. The whole community benefits when working individuals and families are able to stop walking a financial tightrope and get on solid ground.

Yet, 1 in 8 individuals are living in poverty in the Black Hills including more than 40% are children.

United Way focuses on programs that help people increase their income, acquire affordable housing, and have the transportation available to get to needed services.

HOW DID WE DO?

United Way’s investment of $122,850 included funding and supporting 7 local programs.

7,578 people received financial education and resources
4,716 people utilized affordable transportation to jobs, medical facilities, and vital services 
261 people received affordable housing through home ownership or refurbishing their existing home