Financial Stability & Mobility
When people earn enough income to pay for basic needs, build savings and gain assets, our whole community benefits.
The financial stability of every individual and family from Southern Maine is essential to the vibrancy and equity of our community. That’s why United Way mobilizes nonprofits, government, businesses, and funders to support education, employment opportunities, and assets that help more people achieve financial stability and mobility so they can thrive in their daily lives, reach their goals, and recover from a crisis quickly.
What We Are Facing
in Southern Maine
for fuel assistance in 2022
of their income on housing
What UWSM is doing
Join the Financial Stability Effort
Your contribution to United Way is an investment in empowering people on their journey to economic mobility and building equitable, thriving communities.
Lives Your Donation Impacts
Housed at United Way of Southern Maine, Greater Portland Workforce Initiative’s (GPWI) goal is to help individuals in Greater Portland prepare and connect to growing sectors of employment with family-sustaining wages.
For Mangasa and Kawaya, Greater Portland Workforce Initiative provided opportunity, a career pathway, and financial stability while addressing the growing workforce shortage across Southern Maine.
UWSM’s Financial Stability and Mobility work is driven by a dedicated and diverse team of volunteers that represent community voices across Southern Maine.