Building Financial Stability

The whole community benefits when more working individuals and families are able to support themselves and get on solid financial ground.  We focus on lasting solutions that lead to financial security because financially stable people are more likely to access quality healthcare, provide a good education for their children, and contribute to their local economies.

WHAT WE DO


Maintain and Increase Income

Increase opportunities to secure and sustain employment.

Financial Education and Services

Develop financial literacy skills, including banking, budgeting and savings, Educate and increase support and subsidies for families.

Affordable Housing

Increase opportunities to obtain affordable, independent housing.


WHO IS ALICE?


We see ALICE every day – hard working who keep Louisiana’s economy moving but who aren’t sure they can put enough food on their own tables.


FREE TAX PREP


United Way of Northwest Louisiana offers two free tax preparation programs: VITA and MyFreeTaxes.com. Volunteer Incomes Tax Assistance offers free tax preparation to those who make less than $54,000 at various locations during tax season. MyFreeTaxes.com is a free, safe and easy way to file your own taxes if you make less than $66,000 or less.

HOW WE DO IT


Bank On Northwest Louisiana helps the unbanked and underbanked achieve financial stability. Available in Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Bienville and Claiborne parishes, more than 4,000 individuals have been impacted by the program since 2016.

Lunch & Learn Program

Personal finance training to assist businesses in lowering their payroll costs and helping the unbanked and underbanked employees. Generally held during the lunch hour, the program works to reestablish relationships with safe and affordable institutions and become better managers of their personal finances.


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Funded Nonprofit Organizations in Financial Stability


Catholic Charities of North Louisiana

331 E. 71st St
Shreveport, LA 71106

Phone: (318) 865-0200

CoHabitat Foundation

500 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Suite #200
Shreveport, LA  71101
318-540-3394

City of Natchitoches - Community Programs

420 Fourth Street
Natchitoches, La. 71457
(318) 357-3839

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana

800 W. 70th Street
Shreveport, LA  71106
318-629-5954