When people are able to find a job, provide for their families, and save for the future—everyone wins. That’s why we fight to ensure people have their basic needs met and have opportunities to move toward economic success.
Diapers or child care? Mortgage or medicine? An unexpected expense of $400 can move a family from self-sufficiency to financial emergency.*
*Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Report on Economic Well-being of U.S. Households in 2015
People in Metro Denver live in poverty1
Or nearly 166,000 children in Colorado are living in poverty2
The annual income of a family of four living at the Federal Poverty Level3
The average yearly cost of child care for children under age 6
1. 100% Federal Poverty Level, 2011-2015 American Community Survey S1701 U.S. Census
2. Colorado Children's Campaign KidsCount in Colorado, 2018
3. 2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines (income based on family of four with one preschool-aged child and one school-aged child)
"No matter how many times I called for help, Mile High United Way was there for me,” said Angellynne.Read More
"I’m surprised by the amount of resources we had right in our own backyard that I couldn’t locate on my own.”Read More
"2-1-1 is able to give more direct answers and I know the services are reputable,” Candace recalled.Read More
When you give to the Creating Economic Opportunity fund today, you are ensuring people in Metro Denver have their basic needs met and the opportunity to move toward economic success.
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