Income & Financial Stability

United Way fights to put every person, in every community, on a path toward financial empowerment. That starts with access to services, job training, credit counseling and money management programs.

Income and Financial Stability is a major advocacy priority.  Collective action objectives among United Ways across the state are to:

  • Create/identify and disseminate turnkey educational products and best practices;  
  • Advocate to preserve and expand TANF/Families First, Tennessee’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program;
  • Track and respond to policies impacting SNAP, workforce development, Public Charge, and related areas;
  • Protect our Tax deductions for charitable giving; 
  • Promote EITC, VITA, and 2-1-1 efforts; and
  • Expand statewide partnerships.