In 2013, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona partnered with the Siemer Institute for Family Stability (SIFS) in a nation-wide movement addressing the issue of students’ learning being disrupted by financial crisis and homelessness. The goal of this project is to support families in a financial crisis so their children can remain in the same school, giving them the best chance at receiving a quality education. The project creates change by addressing and resolving the issues that push families to the brink of homelessness.
The Financial Wellness Partnership brings together community organizations, nonprofits, funders, businesses, and government offices for focused discussions on financial well-being. The group seeks to improve the financial wellness of individuals and families by increasing accessibility to effective services, resources, and opportunities, and by influencing policy to develop equitable, people-centered systems that support financial wellness. For more information or to join the mailing list for the Financial Wellness Partnership's monthly newsletter, contact Lisa Floran, Senior Director of Financial Wellness Initiatives: [email protected]
Financial Wellness Newsletter - November 2020 - mapping financial well-being, AZ KidsCount data, Direct Advocacy & Resource Center staff spotlight
Financial Wellness Newsletter - December 2020 - EITC research, cost of evictions, poverty in Tucson, Our Family Services staff spotlight
Financial Wellness Newsletter - January 2021 - Pima County eviction recommendations, tax assistance, Goodwill Industries staff spotlight
Financial Wellness Newsletter - February 2021 - strengthening referrals between organizations, tax season updates, Primavera Foundation staff spotlight
Financial Wellness Newsletter - March 2021 - pandemic assistance resources, taxes and stimulus checks, benefits assistance, AmeriCorps staff spotlight
Financial Wellness Newsletter - April 2021 - American Rescue Plan Act, AZ Housing Affordability, AmeriCorps staff spotlight
In addition to our newsletter and six meetings per year, the Financial Wellness Partnership also plans to host 1-2 Forum events per year focused on topics of interest. Notes will be added here after those events.
Are you 16-24 years old and interested in learning more about how to receive benefits? Our Benefits Enrollment Specialist and AmeriCorps State Member, Red Jessup, is on-call to help individuals and groups navigate SNAP, AHCCCS, FAFSA, and more. Contact Red directly to set up a meeting or discuss a presentation, either virtually or in-person: [email protected] or 520-344-0233
Applying for Benefits 101 - 13 minute video presentation outlining Arizona's HEA+ online application
Benefits Support Promotional Poster - post or circulate this information for young people who might be interested in learning more