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financial empowerment

INSTABILITY AT HOME LEADS TO
INSTABILITY IN THE COMMUNITY.

Financial hardship doesn’t discriminate. It affects people from every neighborhood, race, religion, and profession. Today in Delaware and Salem County (NJ), we see more and more neighbors who can’t meet their basic needs, or are one unexpected expense away from a financial crisis. They are mothers and fathers, business owners, teachers, seniors, and veterans having to choose between paying bills or putting food on the table.

Meet basic needs

38% of Delawareans Can't Meet Their Basic Needs

We all need access to food, housing, and healthcare. In 2019, 38% of all Delawareans couldn’t afford their basic needs. For African Americans, that number rose to over 52%.

Rise in unemployment

Unemployment Rose 36.8% Between March 2020-2021

No one was prepared for COVID-19. The shutdown devastated the workforce and our communities, causing unemployment rates to rise. Many families are still feeling the effects today.

New jobs are low wage

Over a 12-yr Period, High-Wage Jobs Declined by 46%

In Delaware, between 2007-2019, low-wage jobs grew by 66%, while high wage positions disappeared just as quick. It’s tough to have hope when you work hard, but can’t pay the bills. 

Empowering Neighbors

IN DELAWARE & SALEM COUNTY (NJ)

Communities are safer when people aren’t struggling to survive. That’s why we can’t watch neighbors suffer when we can help. With our community partners, we are actively helping families and individuals overcome hardship, find better-paying jobs, and develop healthy money habits. Because when we empower one another, we can build stronger, safer communities for all. With more caring citizens like you, we can fight instability, and create financial opportunities for all people in Delaware and Salem County (NJ).

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THE TEAM

Our team is on a mission to help people overcome financial crisis, build successful careers, and make great money decisions. If you have questions or would like to learn how to help, please contact us today. 

Donna Snyder-White - UWDE
Donna Snyder-White

Vice President, Financial Empowerment

Laura Gendreau - United Way of Delaware
Laura Gendreau

Director, Financial Empowerment

Jennifer Fromme - Senior Child Development Specialist - United Way of Delaware
Jennifer Fromme

Senior Specialist, Help Me Grow

Meet the team

Donna Snyder-White - UWDE
Donna Snyder-White

Vice President, Financial Empowerment

Laura Gendreau - United Way of Delaware
Laura Gendreau

Director, Financial Empowerment

Jennifer Fromme - Senior Child Development Specialist - United Way of Delaware
Jennifer Fromme

Senior Specialist, Help Me Grow

EMPOWER NEIGHBORS. BUILD SAFER COMMUNITIES.

We need your help.

GIVE, ADVOCATE, or VOLUNTEER today to do your part.