Financial Security

Financial security - family getting help

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

Financial Security 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.