United for ALICE

United for Alice










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; ALICE is your child care worker, cashier, home health aide, office assistant or general laborer...all people who are essential to our success.  


The United for ALICE project provides a comprehensive and unbiased picture of financial hardship in Wisconsin.  United Way of Wisconsin, in partnership with the local United Way's in our state, has released a new update to the 2024 Wisconsin ALICE Report.

The ALICE Report for Wisconsin presents the latest ALICE data available; a point-in-time snapshot of economic conditions across the state, now updated with data through 2022.

In Wisconsin, 35% of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, health care, food, and transportation.  While some of these struggling households fall below the Federal Poverty Limit, the majority are within the ALICE demographic. In Wood County, 35% of the population is living below the ALICE Threshold; in Adams County it's 44%. What is needed for a household to survive? Click on the reports below to see what income level is needed to support families basic needs of housing, child care, food, transportation and health care in our communities.


2024 Wisconsin ALICE Report

ALICE Fact Sheet for Adams County

ALICE Fact Sheet for Wood County 

Interactive Data Dashboard-ALICE in Wisconsin



The first step to help ALICE is understanding who ALICE is, reading the report and sharing within your networks.  United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties, along with other United Ways across the state of Wisconsin are committed to improving the lives of ALICE families and individuals and those in poverty by promoting resources for education, financial stability, and health.  Addressing these issues not only helps advance the quality of life for those suffering from continued financial hardship, it also uplifts our communities.  Lastly get involved with United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties by making a donation or volunteering your time.