ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)
The COVID-19 pandemic claimed the lives of millions and unleashed an unprecedented storm of competing economic forces – leaving in its wake an additional 27,388 Mississippi households unable to afford basics.
In 2021, 219,019 households were in poverty, while another 360,043 were ALICE®. When combined, 52% of Mississippi households were struggling financially nearly two years into the pandemic.
Pandemic assistance is only temporary and now waning. With inflation on the rise, there are warning signs that struggling households may face a more uncertain future and, in fact, may already be losing ground. Please join United Way of the Capital Area in building solutions to improve life for ALICE families by spreading the word on social media about the #ALICE2023 Report and how this new data can help drive lasting, positive change.
From your NEW executive director
Hello Alliance members and friends, First, please allow me to take this opportunity to say how excited I am to begin this new journey serving as executive director of the Alliance. It is truly an honor to work with each of you as we endeavor to create better communities for our children and families in […]
Members Focused on Women’s Health
Improving the health of Mississippi women is one of MWF’s top priorities. Through it’s strategic grant process, they are able to allocate funds to local organizations that help make a positive impact and support women’s health so their families thrive. WFM grants help young women increase their health literacy, an essential component for improving the […]
National Women’s Health Month
Happiness starts with good health. National Women’s Health Month observed annually in May, is a time the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) encourages all women and girls to reflect on their individual health needs and take the necessary steps to improve their overall health. Women often forego an […]