To give our community a reliable foundation, we empower our neighbors to overcome financial hardship
Whether it’s instability due to a family crisis, unemployment or a history of financial insecurity, United Way and our partners provide education, training, and resources to help people break the cycle of poverty, overcome financial hardship, and reduce homelessness. By connecting our neighbors to job training, employment opportunities, and career counseling options, we help create an opportunity for independence and a better quality of life.
We are proud to grant funds with the following local agencies to help build financial stability in our community:
- Churches Assisting People
- Family Justice Center
- Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach
- New Directions of Horry County
- North Strand Helping Hand
- North Strand Housing Shelter
UWHC funds the following internal initiatives to help promote financial stability for all residents of Horry County:
At UWHC, we understand the importance of being financially stable. To understand why we are so passionate about this impact area, utilize the Self-Sufficiency Standard tool. This tool gives insight on on how much income is an adequate amount in order to provide for yourself and your family in Horry County. The Self-Sufficiency Standard is a measure of income adequacy that is based on the costs of basic needs for working families: housing, child care, food, health care, transportation, and miscellaneous items, as well as the cost of taxes and the impact of tax credits.
THE IMPACT IS IN THE NUMBERS
men, women, children and veterans
were sheltered or assisted through case management, job training and/or food pantries funded by United Way of Horry County.
services were provided
towards strengthening and improving the financial stability of individuals in Horry County.
in income tax refunds
were returned to individuals in Horry County with the help of our Voluntary Income Tax Assistance volunteers.