We live in an incredibly prosperous and caring community, yet many of our neighbors are at risk of never truly escaping poverty. More than 10% of all people in Snohomish County fall below the Federal Poverty Level and, for children, this number is even higher. But the Federal Poverty Level doesn’t tell the whole story about hardship in our community. When factoring in those on the edge, 1/3 of households in Snohomish County are struggling to make ends meet. Download our 2016 Ends Meet report here.
United Way is partnering with the community in new ways to help rewrite the story for individuals and families today and build a solid foundation for their future success. We believe the power of community can help individuals and families find pathways out of poverty, but the only way we can accomplish this is by all working together with common goals.
While there are no quick fixes to break the cycle of poverty, by bringing people, resources and strategy together, we can dramatically reduce the impact of poverty in Snohomish County.