Citizen’s News: United Way brings ALICE to forefront

by Elio Gugliotti 12/13/2014 

The United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls is looking out for ALICE in a new initiative.

ALICE isn’t a specific person, but rather a specific group of people. It’s an acronym for Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed — people who are working and make too much money to qualify for federal assistance programs, but not enough to pay for basic needs.

“It’s important to focus on this segment of the population because the resources are limited. … If you fall in that ALICE — where you’re making money but not enough — something’s going to have to give,” United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls Executive Director Lisa Shappy said.

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