Who is ALICE?
Why does the ALICE Report matter?
ALICE in Frederick County
How many households are struggling?
What are the economic conditions?
What does it cost to afford the basic necessities?
This bare-minimum budget does not allow for any savings, leaving a household vulnerable to unexpected expenses. Affording only a very modest living in each community, this budget is still significantly more than the 2014 U.S. poverty rate of $11,670 for a single adult and $23,850 for a family of four.
Click here to view a PDF of the Household Survival Budget and the Household Stability Budget for Frederick County.
Click here to view the Household Survival Budget and the Household Stability Budget for each county in Maryland.
What is United Way doing to help?
The report underscores United Way’s mission of bringing people and institutions together to collectively build a strong, viable community. We focus on strengthening the education, financial stability, and health of our community because we know that children do better in school and in life when they have access to quality education; people are more financially secure when they have the skill set to land and keep good jobs, and have access to affordable, quality health care.
Whether it's through our Prosperity Savings Accounts program, free tax preparation, budget coaching, or financial education, our Prosperity Center helps families and individuals obtain the knowledge and resources they need to achieve financial stability.
We also collaborate with business, government and community groups to identify and advocate for solutions that address underlying issues that negatively impact our community, and especially ALICE families.
Click here for a list of community resources and programs that could be of help to you or someone you know.
Local DVM - localdvm.com
Click to watch Malcolm Furgol, director of community impact, speak about the ALICE Report with Jordan Lindsay of WHAG.
Click to read about United Way of Frederick County's annual Leadership Breakfast, where details of the ALICE report's findings were shared with local leaders. This piece, authored by Jordan Lindsay, debuted on October 10th on localdvm.com
The Frederick News-Post - fredericknewspost.com
Click to read this article about the ALICE Report and the Prosperity Center. This piece, authored by Nancy Lavin, was featured on the front page of the January 14th issue of The Frederick News-Post.
Click to read this article about the ALICE report and its connection to adressing and understanding ACEs' (Adverse Childhood Experiences) impact on county residents. This piece, authored by Kate Masters, as featured in the April 29th issue of The Frederick News-Post
Click to read this article about the scarcity of public transportation and how this translates to ACEs' impact on county residents. This piece, authored by Nancy Lavin, was posted on August 26th on The Frederick News-Post website.
Click to read this article about the success of United Way's nonprofit collaboration The Unity Campaign. This piece, authored by Nancy Lavin, debuted on August 23rd on The Frederick News-Post website.
Click to read this article about how local social service agencies, including United Way and Unity Campaign partners, help struggling families. This piece, authored by Nancy Lavin, debuted on September 23rd on The Frederick News-Post website.
Comcast Newsmakers - comcastnewsmakers.com
Click to watch Malcolm Furgol speak about the ALICE Report on this Comcast Newsmakers segment.
The Frederick Extra - thefrederickextra.com
Click to read about how the ALICE report can be used outside of Frederick.
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