Help People be Independent

Helping People Help Themselves

Did you know that North Dakota consistently ranks among the nation's leaders in dual income working families (children ages 6-12*)?

We recognize the cost of housing, health care, child care, gas and other basics keeps many families from saving for their futures. Just one unanticipated expense - a car breakdown, illness, a week without a paycheck - can lead to crisis and a need for services.

Our goal is to intervene before the crisis begins and services are needed. United Way of Cass-Clay creates a stable path for individuals working to lift themselves out of poverty. Your investments in our work fund programs focused on workforce development, supportive and affordable housing, and financial services like tax assistance and encouraging saving. 

These investments increase stability in families and have benefits that ripple throughout the community. If we empower families to focus on saving for a home, retirement, reducing debt, and sending kids to college, our entire community benefits.

United Way of Cass-Clay will work to broaden that tightrope into a stable path making it less likely that people will fall. The goal? To reduce the need for services such as food pantries, homeless shelters, recovery services or other programs.

The work United Way does to increase income stability has benefits that ripple throughout the community. If we empower families to focus on saving for a home, retirement, reducing debt, and sending kids to college, this will strengthen the future of our entire community.