Who is ALICE?

We all know ALICEAsset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

ALICE families have household incomes above the Federal Poverty Level, but below a basic cost-of-living threshold. The Connecticut Report is a study of financial hardships in our state. ALICE may be your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues, and represents every race, ethnicity and gender. She lives in every area of our state. ALICE is your nursing assistant, childcare worker, home health aide, car mechanic, security guard, teaching assistant, store clerk and office assistant – workers essential to every community’s success, but who struggle to survive on what these jobs pay.


The Facts

The 2020 Connecticut United Ways ALICE* Report revealed that 38% of households in our state have income which falls below what is needed to pay for basic necessities such as housing, food, child care, health care, technology, and transportation.

What is our United Way doing to help ALICE?

We raise awareness about ALICE and the need to help ALICE become and stay financially secure. We invest in programs and initiatives that help stabilize ALICE families now and in the future. This includes childcare and early-learning, financial security, and basic needs programs.

How can you help?