United Way recognizes that different barriers exist within racial and ethnic communities,
among men and women, and people at different stages of life, that will need to be overcome
if our region is to meet the promise of the Income Bold Goal.
Poverty may be the single greatest barrier our community faces to achieving the Bold Goals.
Those who earn incomes below self-sufficiency may be forced to forgo necessary health care
and educational opportunities to add skills in order to meet basic needs like housing,
food, childcare and transportation.