PA 211: Get Connected. Get Help.™
Need help with basic needs due to COVID-19? Search for local resources now or text your zip code to 898-211 for live help.
COVID-19 Resources
Get information to help you meet your basic needs. Text PACOVID to 898-211 for key updates to your phone.
File Your Taxes for Free
Every household with a simple return can use MyFreeTaxes to file their federal and state taxes for free, online.
Support Your Local COVID-19 Relief Fund
You can help your most vulnerable neighbors make it through this crisis by supporting immediate needs like food, shelter, and health.
The Census Matters:
By getting counted, you help PA get funds for hospitals, schools, and important programs. Text PACOUNTS to 898-211 to learn more.
Who is ALICE®?
ALICE goes to work everyday, but still struggles to make ends meet. 37% of PA lives below the ALICE Threshold, and they are vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 disruption.
Join AmeriCorps VISTA
There are open AmeriCorps VISTA positions across the state that are perfect for passionate, service-minded people. Make a difference in your community in its time of need!
Share YOUR Story of Financial Struggles During COVID-19 and Beyond
Do you feel that COVID-19 has caused you financial stress? Many people in our state feel the same way. Take five minutes today, and help us do something about it! We need your personal story of financial struggle to paint a better picture of the issues. During this uncertain time...
Urge Congress to Consider Pennsylvanians in Next Coronavirus Package
As the economic and health crisis across the country continues, Congress is likely to take up another relief package in the coming month and your voice is needed to shore up community supports for Pennsylvanians and enable financial stability at home.   Please help us urge Congress for continued relief for those who...
Pledge to Protect ALICE® and Vulnerable Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 Pandemic!
United Way of Pennsylvania is asking you to Pledge to Protect the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Community and all Vulnerable Populations in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is showing critical areas of need for our economy, health care...
Stand United for ALICE®
Fight for the hardworking Pennsylvanians who are struggling to afford a household budget! Stand up with United Ways across the Commonwealth to fight for hardworking Pennsylvania households who are earning an income above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), but are still unable to afford a bare-bones household budget. We know...
Fight for Investments in Child Care
As Congress makes important decisions on federal appropriations, take a moment to fight for high-quality, affordable early care and education for all children. Join United Way and raise your voice to shore up the critical programs that allow parents to work and children to succeed in school and beyond. Call on...

         

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Pennsylvania, Meet ALICE:
Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

The Hidden 37% of Our Population