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 45% 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? Check out our most recent Community Status Report.
*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.