Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, a startling percentage of Door County residents were struggling to make ends meet. Nearly 31 percent of the population fell into the category that the United Way of Door County calls ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed).
Many of those households became even more vulnerable during the pandemic.
United Way of Door County will dive into the challenges the community faces in a virtual program about ALICE on April 21, 6-7:30 pm.
Learn about the challenges facing ALICE families in Door County and the hurdles that affect their ability to achieve financial security. The discussion will include details about children living in ALICE households.
“These are people more likely to work in hourly wage jobs, people strained by child care closures, who don’t have the resources other people might have,” said Christina Studebaker, community impact coordinator at United Way. “We know people are curious about the impact the pandemic made on these households. We’re looking at how it hit people who had retirement savings versus those that didn’t, people who owned homes and could tap into that resource versus those who rent.”
If you have questions or want to receive the Zoom link, email [email protected] or call 920.746.9645.