Financial Stability

United Way invests in programs that help adults move toward self-sufficiency and create a more financially secure future for themselves and their families.

Our Goals

  • Increase the number of adults and families who:
  • Are able to meet their basic needs
  • Have access to high quality, free or low-cost legal services
  • Receive earned tax credits and deductions
  • Have access to culturally appropriate relocation and unification services as immigrants or refugees

Community Investment Areas

  • Disaster Services
  • Financial Literacy
  • Food Security
  • Immigration and Refugee Services
  • Legal Aid
  • Reducing Barriers to employment
  • Tax Assistance
  • Advocacy


ADVOCAP: Bridges is a temporary emergency assistance program, that provides eligible clients with direct financial assistance and referrals. Households may be assisted in paying rent, utilities, car repairs, work-related clothing, and gas cards or bus passes. 

American Red Cross: Disaster Services

Bonus 10: Since the summer of 2015, United Way, along with other community partners, has been supporting this program to get fresh food to those living below the poverty line, who may not otherwise be able to afford fresh produce. The Bonus 10 Food Bucks program allows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP) recipients to spend $10 or more in market tokens and get an additional 10 free tokens. The tokens can be used to purchase fruits, vegetables, meat, and seafood.

Day by Day Warming Shelterprovides safe, temporary shelter, food, and supportive services for adults. They advocate for collaborative, locally driven solutions for those experiencing homelessness in our community.

FISC: offers personal counseling on a variety of financial matters - credit cards, bankruptcy, budgeting, student loans and more. Counselors can help you understand your credit score, or deal with foreclosure or delinquent mortgage.

Legal Action of Wisconsin: People with low-income in our community may be able to find help with their civil legal problem. 

Lutheran Social Services: Making the Ride Happen provides a central location with comprehensive information on transportation options for older adults at a reasonable cost and in a timely manner in Outagamie, Calumet and  Winnebago counties. If transportation is not available, Making the Ride Happen along with other community organizations will try to fill the gaps. They endeavor to make the ride happen for older adults and individuals with disabilities so they can remain active and involved in their community.

Oshkosh Area Community Pantry Food4Kidz Backpack Program ensures proper nutrition for children and works to better understand child hunger as it is being seen in the schools. In conjunction with on-site Kids Corner, their goal is to keep children fed on the weekends throughout the year.

United Way 2-1-1 Program The mission of 2-1-1 Wisconsin is to connect everyone in Wisconsin with quick and easy access to community-based health and human services information and resources.

Winnebago County Literacy Council

1:1 Tutoring matches volunteer tutors with adult learners who are struggling with the fundamentals of reading, writing and/or speaking English, by providing private tutoring in a safe learning environment. 

Road to Work for Refugees and Immigrants Assists, guides, and provides refugees and immigrants with vocational literacy training to help them obtain employment and utilize their skills and potential in the workforce.