The household survival budget uses minimum cost options for each of the 5 basic necessities-housing, childcare, food, transportation, & health care to develop a monthly budget that covers the essentials plus taxes & a 10% miscellaneous contingency budget and doesn't account for savings or large emergency expenses.

HERE'S WHAT WE'RE DOING...

DO YOU KNOW ALICE?

ALICE information gathered from the Middlesex United Way and Connecticut United Ways. (www.middlesexunitedway.org/ALICE) and (alice.ctunitedway.org/)

A FAMILY OF FOUR, UNDER THE HOUSEHOLD SURVIVAL BUDGET, NEEDS TO MAKE MORE THAN DOUBLE THE US POVERTY THRESHOLD OF $23,492 A YEAR. THAT'S MORE THE $20/HOUR.

We are organize programs and educate families on various topics that help young children become school ready and live positive, productive lives.


our programs are free and at convenient times for working families. At most events, we offer free childcare for families to utilize. scholarships are available to those who wish to attend our annual early childhood forum.


WE EDUCATE OUR FAMILIES ABOUT RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM TO SUPPORT NEEDS THEY MAY HAVE.

DID YOU KNOW THAT 31% of households in westbrook are alice families?

DID YOU KNOW THAT childcare is the single largest expense for an alice family of four?

LEARN ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW AT WWW.MIDDLESEXUNITEDWAY.ORG/ALICE

did you know that 49% of connecticut jobs pay less than $20 hour.

Are you an alice family? would you like to know what resources and programs are available to help you and your family? email us!

ALICE represents the men and women in Connecticut’s households of all ages and races who get up each day to go to work, but who aren’t sure if they’ll be able to make ends meet. ALICE are working families that live above the poverty line, but earn less than the bare bones survival budget needed to meet basic necessities.

1 in 4 households in connecticut have earnings above the federal poverty line but below the basic cost of living threshold. These are the alice families.

our goal is to come up solutions to help ease this burden on our alice families.

Join our efforts to help our families in the community.

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