Adequate income allows families to pay for today’s necessities and save for the future, providing a family with financial stability and independence.
It is estimated that, in Union County, two adults with a preschool child need to make over $55,000 to be considered self-sufficient. If they have two preschool children, they need to make over $69,000.¹
United Way of Greater Union County programs help people build the job skills and knowledge necessary for them to attain financial independence and stability. We are committed to helping close the economic gap by creating a community where everyone has the opportunity to find safe and affordable housing; the skills and training needed to succeed in a decent paying job; and the means to be self-sufficient.
¹Legal Services of New Jersey, The Real Cost of Living in 2008, http://www.lsnj.org