A family should be a safe zone, a place one goes to find support in times of crisis. But many Denton County families are unable to satisfy basic needs, let alone weather emergencies. With supportive services, individual and group coaching, and connections to resources around the community, United Way of Denton County helps families develop resiliency and resources to improve their lives.
THROUGH COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS AND COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS, WE
- Improve access to career training to help working families increase earning potential
- Help low to moderate income families with free tax preparation and school supplies
- Promote access to education and lifelong learning
- Organize local food drives to help combat food insecurity
EARLY CHILDHOOD COALITION
To engage and empower parents, families, professionals, and communities to provide enriched environments for all children birth - 8 years through: Advocacy, Resources, and Comprehensive Services.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX PROGRAM (VITA)
VITA is a catchy acronym for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, an IRS program implemented in our community by United Way of Denton County. Through this program, elite volunteers like yourself help local households earning up to $58,000 file their federal income tax returns accurately and on time. We learn the tax code so our community doesn't have to spend hard-earned money going to paid preparers.
ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)
ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and represents the population of individuals and families in Denton County who are working but unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, childcare, health care, and transportation. The ALICE household survival budget is $52,956 for a family of four. This budget only includes the necessities and does not cover savings or emergencies.
OTHER CHILDREN & FAMILY PROGRAMS