Our Impact

Over one third of households in Wisconsin and Michigan struggle to afford the basic necessities like housing, childcare, health care, food, and transportation. 

A.L.I.C.E - Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed

ALICE represents individuals and households who earn just above the Federal Poverty Level but less than what it costs to make ends meet. ALICE workers often struggle to keep their own households from financial ruin while keeping our communities running.

United Way ALICE Reports



Click here to access the ALICE Simulator.

Local County Fact Sheets

Marinette County, Wisconsin

Oconto County, Wisconsin

Menominee County, Michigan

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Our VITA program partners with NWTC in Marinette and utilizes IRS-certified volunteers that provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.  Our VITA site offers free tax help to people who generally make $64,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers.  In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.


If your household earned less than $79,000, you can file both your federal and state returns for free using MyFreeTaxes.com.  We give people the financial education and tools to build a solid foundation that improves their lives and the lives of their children. For millions of Americans, tax refunds and credits are essential to their financial stability and success. That’s why United Way helps people save more of their hard-earned money. Since 2009, more than 1.3 million people have used MyFreeTaxes, saving some $260 million in tax preparation fees.