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 20 local volunteers, the following Financial Programs were selected to receive an overall investment of $188,500 from the $1,000,000 campaign for 2018:

American Red Cross East-Central Ohio Chapter

  • Disaster Services   $18,000

Interchurch Social Services of Knox County

  • Financial Aid       $25,000

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

  • Advocacy and Support for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence   $48,000

Ohio State Legal Services Association - Southeastern Legal Aid Services

  • Homeless Prevention Legal Partnership   $20,000

Pathways of Central Ohio

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

The Winter Sanctuary, Inc.

  • Homeless Shelter Services and Client Advocacy   $40,000


Read more about 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, text your zip code to 898-211, or visit Pathways of Central Ohio.