United Way of Madison County has released the Request for Proposals (RFP) to further expand the THRIVE Network to help struggling families begin to achieve financial stability. Building on work to strategically focus on creating self-sufficiency for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households, the THRIVE Network is an innovative collaborative of several local nonprofit partners working together to provide a unique and powerful opportunity for hardworking, financially-struggling individuals and families throughout Madison County. Participants receive personalized coaching, resources and supports to obtain good jobs with good wages, success for their children and financial skills that produce long-lasting financial changes in their lives.
“The leadership of UWMC took a stand to make a lasting impact for the people we seek to serve through this innovative and collaborative approach to services,” said UWMC President Nancy Vaughan. “The response has far exceeded our expectations and our challenge now is to build our capacity to meet the need.”
The THRIVE Network model is a data driven model with promising evidence showing that this strategy works to increase the financial capability and economic mobility of participants that fully participate. Expansive research affirms this model’s impact on low-income job seekers’ employment, net income, credit and net worth.
The RFP document is available at http://www.unitedwaymadisonco.org/RFP. The deadline to apply is 5:00 February 16, 2018.
About United Way of Madison County
United Way of Madison County is improving lives locally by mobilizing the caring power of community by focusing on the building blocks to a good life: Education, Income and Health. Governed by an 18-member volunteer board of directors, United Way of Madison County has been a member in good standing of United Way of America since 1973. For more information, contact 765-643-7493 or visit our Web site at www.unitedwaymadisonco.org