ALICE Fast Facts
A.L.I.C.E.- Asset, Limited, Income, Constrained, Employed represents Southington families that are financially challenged in meeting basic survival needs of food, housing, transportation, child and health care costs.
- Your donations support your Southington friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members challenged by A.L.I.C.E.
- In 2015-2016 60% of your donations support Southington child/youth education, 21% of dollars contributed provide food for Southington residents and 19% of the your raised funds assist Southington people in need of transportation, legal and counseling services.
- Approximately 25% of Southington households are affected by A.L.I.C.E.
- 51% of Connecticut jobs pay less than $20.00/hour. A.L.I.C.E. occupations are personal care and nursing assistants, teacher assistants, janitors and cleaners, office clerks, security guards, food prep workers, customer service reps, administrative assistants, cashiers, retail salespersons.
- The Household Survival Budget is a tool to assess the scale of financial hardship in Connecticut. A single adult would require an income of at least
$21,944 a year while a family of four would need income of $64,689 to afford the basic costs of food, housing, transportation, child and health care costs.
- 2-1-1 is a telephone number with 24/hr., 7 days/week access to health and human services. 2-1-1 helps A.L.I.C.E. by connecting Southington residents with financial stability supports, housing resources, quality child care and assistance with basic needs including food, shelter, emergency repairs, utility assistance and emergency funds.