Improving Financial Stability

We support individuals and families to become stable and self-reliant.

Strategy 1:
Provide pathways to economic self-sufficiency

What this means:

We help secure resources for people in need, while also working to close the seasonal employment gap.

Desired Community Outcomes
  • Increased access to professional development

  • Increased number of individuals who have personal financial safety nets

  • Increased training for program staff on evidenced-based practices

Strategy 2:
Increase food and economic stability

What this means:

We are working to increase the affordability and accessibility of healthy foods to families and individuals in our communities. 

Desired Community Outcomes
  • Increased number of individuals who have personal financial safety nets

  • Increased number of residents having year-round access to basic needs

  • Increased number children receiving nutritional food and basic needs year-round

  • Increased number of staff trained in best practices

Roughly 6 million visitors come to the Cape every year, with 65% arriving in summer and early fall, creating a seasonal economy.

Cape Cod Commission, 2017

The unemployment rate for the Cape & Islands peaked to 9% in January 2018, compared to the National Average of 4.1% the same month.

Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018

Only 1 in 5 adults in Barnstable County consumed the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

Cape Cod Health Care: Community Needs Assessment. 2017

Youth/young adult job training is cited as a high priority with a 62% gap in organizations being able to meet that need.

Bridgewater State University: Community Needs Assessment 2014

CAPE AND ISLANDS UNITED WAY

1600 Falmouth Road, Unit 25
P.O. Box 367

Centerville, MA 02632
508.775.4746 

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