EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Providing emergency financial assistance helps working families overcome one-time barriers and remain stably housed.

When you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, even one financial setback can be catastrophic. About 24% of Bucks County residents are ALICE, an acronym for asset limited, income constrained, and employed. ALICE earns more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living. In 2020, 77% of these families had 1 month or less of savings.

ELIMINATING BARRIERS TO BASIC NEEDS

UW Bucks steps in to help these low- and moderate-income residents with emergency financial needs like utilities, rent, and transportation so a one-time issue doesn’t result in homelessness.

HOW YOUR DOLLARS HELP

A quick response from you helps our neighbors avoid homelessness, hunger, and getting caught in a cycle they can’t break.

615

Number of individuals helped through the Emergency Needs Fund in 2021.

301

Number of households that were helped with emergency assistance in 2021.

119

Number of families helped with emergency housing assistance through the Emergency Needs Fund in 2021.

33

Number of families helped with one-time utility bill assistance in 2021.

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UNITED WE FIGHT. UNITED WE WIN.

Join us in changing lives in Bucks County for good by making a donation today.

Donations can be made online or by mailing a check to, United Way of Bucks County, 413 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030.

ASSIST WITH EMERGENCY NEEDS IN BUCKS COUNTY TODAY

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