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United Way of South Hampton Roads is proud to join 21 other United Ways in supporting the ALICE Project.

ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The ALICE population represents individuals and families who work hard and earn more than the official Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living. ALICE struggles to afford the basic necessities, including housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation.

Every one of us knows ALICE; maybe we are ALICE – child care providers, home health aides, mechanics,
retail workers, service providers, store clerks, or office assistants. ALICE can be a new graduate just starting
out in life, a young family, or a retiree. Some households become ALICE due to an unforeseen life event: a life altering health diagnosis, job loss, or family crisis such as a death or divorce.

To learn a little more about ALICE and how you can help read our fact sheet here
To learn A LOT more about ALICE you can read the full Virginia ALICE report here
See the GHRConnects spotlight on ALICE here

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