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Meet Alice

Struggling, working families

ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. These struggles of households earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but still do not earn enough to afford a bare-bones household budget.

1 in 4 working families in Northwest Indiana are ALICE, struggling every day and making hard financial decisions and more. Many grapple with whether to pay their electric or medical bills, buy groceries or get the car repaired. When funds run short, cash-strapped households are forced to make tough choices, and these short-term decisions can have long-term consequences.

Our programs are here to help these families thrive. Learn more about ALICE below, then donate to support your neighbors in need.

​View the ALICE Report

You can learn more about ALICE in Indiana, and check out the Lake County report.

Take The ALICE Simulation

To get a better understanding of what life is like for ALICE families take our online ALICE simulation.

Do You Qualify As ALICE

To find out if your family is eligible for the Level Up program, you’ll first need to check that you qualify as ALICE. You can do that using our ALICE Calculator.