Financial Stability

When you join other community members in investing in United Way, your donation improves local lives and our entire community.  Our Financial Stability community priority is to promote financial stability for individuals and families.  Thanks to the work of 40 local volunteers, the following Financial Programs were selected to receive an overall investment of $225,000 from the $1,150,000 campaign for 2015:

American Red Cross East-Central Ohio Chapter

  • Disaster Services   $20,000

Interchurch Social Services of Knox County

  • Emergency Housing Assistance   $13,000

New Directions:  Domestic Abuse Shelter of Knox County, Inc.

  • Advocacy and Support for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence   $38,000

Ohio State Legal Services Association - Southeastern Legal Aid

  • Homeless Prevention Legal Partnership   $20,000

Pathways of Central Ohio

  • Knox County's 2-1-1 Information/Referral/Crisis Hotline   $37,500

The Salvation Army of Mount Vernon

  • Emergency Services   $66,500

The Winter Sanctuary, Inc.

  • Homeless Shelter Services and Client Advocacy   $30,000

United Way of Knox County's Financial Stability Framework

How You Can Help

Volunteers make United Ways’ tax assistance and financial education programs possible. We need your help, even if you don’t have an accounting background. Volunteer to help.

You can unite to fight poverty by: Sharing Poverty Simulation information within your agency, organization or church; attending a simulation and bringing a friend or co-worker, investing resources in United Way to help people achieve their human potential; volunteering with local programs that work to address the needs associated with poverty in Knox County. 

Contact Us for future Poverty Simulation dates and specific details about hosting a simulation within your agency, organization or church.  This is a great team building opportunity (a group of at least 50 participants in needed in order to conduct an effective simulation).

To access Knox County programs, information and crisis services, dial 2-1-1, call 1.800.544.1601 of visit Pathways of Central Ohio.