Income Stability

United Way Helps Southwest Oklahoman's Achieve Income Stability

As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits.  For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.

Our Goal

In 2008, United Way worldwide initiated an ambitious 10-year plan to cut in half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable. With your help, we continue to work toward increasing financial stability and helping families get on the road to economic independence.

Local Goals

With 15.1% of Comanche County Oklahoma living in poverty1 United Way's local goal is to ensure that all families facing an economic struggle are able to gain help from our funded partners. To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, we focused our funding on programs that promote community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs while gaining the financial capability to plan for and accomplish, their long-term financial goals. 


2021 Income Stability Funded Programs by United Way of Southwest Oklahoma

Catholic Charities- Family Support Services

Family Promise of Lawton, Inc.- Guest Assistance Program

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma- Lawton Law Office Program


1 Census Data