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Our Investment in Financial Stability

Through the work of the Financial Stability Impact Council, United Way of Pickens County invested in the following programs and services:

Community Partner Program Funding

Alston Wilkes Society
Providing education and support services for offenders, former offenders and family members.

Goodwill: Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Impacting individuals who want to work in the healthcare industry who face special challenges to finding, obtaining, and retaining gainful employment.

Pickens County First Steps: Child Care Scholarships
Providing child care tuition assistance for families whose children are at risk for school failure and who have the desire to become financially stable but lack the resources to maintain employment and/or school attendance due to the financial barrier to quality child care.

Upstate Warrior Solution
Providing housing, education and workforce development services for veterans.

Directed Program Funding

AmeriCorps
Impacting low wealth individuals who need financial literacy instruction and assistance with increasing their personal incomes, building savings, and gaining assets through the Dollars and Sense Initiative. Learn more.

Dollars and Sense Initiative:

  • Money Smart financial literacy classes for adults and children. Learn more.
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program for households with an annual income of less than $60,000. Learn more.
  • MyFreeTaxes.com for households with an annual income of less than $64,000. Learn more.
  • Money management, workforce development, and SC Benefit Bank assistance for individuals. Learn more.