Meet ALICE

Do you know ALICE? ALICE is an acronym for Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed. ALICE is your child care worker, your home health aide, your office clerk. In Lubbock County 48% of households are ALICE or living in poverty. They cannot afford the basics of housing, food, health care, child care, and transportation. Despite working hard, these households live paycheck to paycheck and struggle to make ends meet with little to no savings for emergencies 

 

At United Way, we know that the well-being of our community depends on the well-being of the people in it. That’s why we are working to help ALICE meet basic needs and create a pathway to a successful future, and that’s why we need your help

 

Want to learn more about ALICE on the South Plains? ALICE report.

 

You can learn more about ALICE in Texas here.

 

*Special Report: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and it's disproportional effect on people of color and recent events highlighting racism in our country, United for ALICE has prepared a special report on black households in the ALICE threshold. In the U.S. 60% of black households live below the ALICE threshold, approximately 15 million households. Read the full report here.

 

Hear from ALICE. Stories from real ALICE households in Lubbock County.

 

Put yourself in the shoes of a typical ALICE family.

Making budgets stretch, dealing with financial emergencies, meeting the needs of your children. The ALICE simulator helps you understand what day to day life is like for 48% of our community.

Complete the form below to receive an email link to the simulator and enroll in our ALICE email series - 3 emails over 3 days with additional information about ALICE and how you can help.

You will also receive occasional emails from us about ALICE and our monthly newsletter.