Stabilizing Families

34 percent of Palm Beach County households earn above the Federal Poverty Line, but not enough to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, childcare, healthcare, and transportation. To help strengthen these families, United Way invests in programs that support employment for adults with disabilities, offer free income tax preparation and financial coaching, teach nutrition education, distribute food, and provide housing stabilization for individuals and families.


PBC residents don’t know where their next meal will come from

41 %

Of PBC households can't afford the cost of living


Clients were served by United Way funded partners that provided financial stability, food, and housing support

Financial Stability

United Way funded programs help individuals and families grow their income and assets and learn how to manage their money better. We support 6 financial stability programs that are making an impact, including our Taxes Filed Free Campaign that provides thousands of PBC families with free tax preparation services every year.

Housing & Homelessness

Housing support is a critical issue. Palm Beach County is one of the most expensive counties to live in and, simultaneously, nearly half of our households do not earn enough to afford the basic cost of living. United Way of Palm Beach County funds local programs that provide housing stabilization, transitional housing for women and children experiencing domestic violence, and permanent supportive housing to keep roofs over heads in our community.

Fight Hunger

132,230 people in Palm Beach County don’t know where their next meal will come from. United Way leads the county-wide Hunger Relief Plan that focuses on alleviating hunger for children and seniors, building infrastructure across the county, and advocating at the federal level for hunger relief efforts. Since 2016, our hunger relief partners have collaborated to create unique and sustainable solutions to address food insecurity.

See Our Impact

Watch this video to hear from our nonprofit partners and their clients as they share how their lives are changed through participating in United Way funded programs.

In the News

Helping Hardworking Families.

Learn more about ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, but Employed) families who make up 34% of PBC households and how United Way programs are helping these families have access to basic needs.

Want to see more impact?

Download a PDF resource with additional information on our Stabilizing Families focus area.

Food Finder Map

United Way's Hunger Relief Team created a quick way for families in need to find food resources near them.