ALICE Forum: Continuing the Conversation


Do You Know ALICE?In March 2015, Connecticut United Ways partnered with the Connecticut Commission on Children to host a legislative forum focused on discussing short and long-term strategies to help Connecticut ALICE families achieve financial stability.

ALICE–an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed–represents the men and women in Connecticut’s households of all ages and races who get up each day to go to work, but who aren’t sure if they’ll be able to make ends meet. ALICE is our co-workers, friends, and neighbors. ALICE does essential work that we depend on, and contributes to our community’s well-being.

This forum served as starting point for an ongoing conversation about ALICE, and we invite you to join the continuing dialogue about ALICE in Connecticut. We want to hear from you, and are especially interested in learning more about how help ALICE and what you think our next steps should be for helping Connecticut ALICE families. Click here to let us know.

Learn More About ALICE

The links below will provide you with an introduction to ALICE in Connecticut and information about how we are helping ALICE families. You are encouraged to share these materials widely, and invite others to join the conversation to help Connecticut’s hard-working ALICE families.
ALICE Overview: A summary of the Connecticut ALICE ReportThe ALICE Report: Download the Connecticut ALICE ReportALICE Toolkit: What YOU Can do to help ALICEHelping ALICE: Let us know how you help ALICE and what our next steps should beALICE Where You Live: Explore data from the ALICE Report for your city or townALICE Policy Forum Summary


How Are You Helping ALICE?

The highlight of our legislative forum was the feedback, ideas, and insights shared with us by the attendees. As we continue to focus our efforts on helping ALICE, we have created this brief survey to hear your ideas and learn about the ways that you and others are helping ALICE in the community.Mobile users click here to complete the mobile-friendly version.

ALICE Videos

Below are some videos related to the Connecticut ALICE Project, including an animated slide show that explains the key data points, an introduction to ALICE in Connecticut, as well as film clips from two documentaries that, although they do not use ALICE terminology to describe them, portray the stories and struggles of ALICE families.

ALICE in Connecticut (animated slideshow)
Meet ALICE (an introduction)

American Winter (film clip)
Paycheck to Paycheck (film trailer)