United Way of Northern New Jersey is a thriving regional entity serving the communities of its founding members. With a renewed purpose, all of our work to build stronger northern New Jersey communities is focused on improving life for ALICE - our neighbors who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. These nearly 890,000 New Jersey households - and a quarter of households in our region - are working, but are still unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation.
When ALICE suffers and is forced to make difficult choices, we all face serious consequences. United Way is working to shine a light on this population that is so critical to the stability of our communities. We are looking beyond temporary fixes to find solutions that result in long-term, sustainable change for all individuals and families. Our focus on three areas - Education, Income, and Health - helps ALICE at three key points - now, in the near term, and with an eye to a better and more stable future.