Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
Long-Term Community Vision: All families and individuals in our community are financially stable.
North Texas Area United Way is committed to building a stronger financial future for individuals and families in Wichita County. Rising prices and job instability paint a gloomy picture, but you can help hard-working families put their lives back together.
United Way’s efforts to provide solutions for increasing income, establishing savings, achieving home ownership and enhancing economic self-sufficiency are making a difference. Our programs in adult education, training and retention programs, homeownership counseling and financial literacy depend on the energy and commitment from those who LIVE UNITED.
Programs and Services
2-1-1 – 24/7 information hotline and referral program that provided 31,319 residents information on social services and public programs last year.
Credit Repair/Debt Reduction/Savings Plans – VITA services to increase savings. Sam Houston Elementary School classroom savings competition.
The HUB – On-site programs offered: GED/ESL classes, financial education, workforce development and parent education.
TRIAD – Provides supportive benefits to North Texas military families impacted by deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – In 2012, 2,896 individuals and families were provided free income tax preparation services through the NTAUW VITA/Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program. Refunds totaling $4.2 million dollars were kept locally.