Financial Stability | Stabilizing Families

Routt County United Way fights for the financial stability of every person in Routt County, helping to ensure that every family and individual are self-sufficient.

Facts:

  • 1 in 10 households in Routt County live at or below 130% of poverty level based on Medicaid and CHIP + numbers. (Routt County Department of Human Services)
  • 2,353 people were served for basic needs in 2013

Successes:

  • We graduated 9 out of 12 graduates in the Getting’ Ahead in a just Getting By World class last spring.  The nine graduates are well on their way to working their plans they developed in class.
  • In spring 2014 there are 19 adults in the Getting’ Ahead Class determined to change their lives.
  • The Bridges out of Poverty Getting’ Ahead class teaches financial literacy, resources availability and independence from public assistance.

Resources

My Retirement Account (MyRA.gov)
The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced the official launch of myRA, a new retirement savings account for the millions of workers in America who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan through work or have not found an easy way to start saving. Employees can start funding their myRA account directly from their paycheck; fund their myRA directly from their checking or savings accounts; or direct all or part of their federal tax refund to their myRA account at tax time. Learn more about this new way you can help your employees save at myRA.gov.