Promoting Financial Stability and Independence

Long-Term Community Vision: Families and individuals will be financially stable and in safe and thriving neighborhoods.

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.

Financial Education – Workshops available through Wichita Adult Literacy Council, Salvation Army, The HUB and NTAUW Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).

The HUB – 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.

Workforce Development – Multi-skill level programs through Wichita Adult Literacy Council, Salvation Army and The HUB.