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Williamson’s Notes: Consequences of ALICE

The United Way ALICE Project, a groundbreaking study on financial hardship, revealed in 2016 that more than 50 million U.S. households struggle to afford necessities like health care, housing, food, child care, transportation, taxes, and a smart phone.

ALICE – Asset, Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – is a term for households who earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to cover a basic household survival budget.

Pink and Preoccupied

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a three-time cancer survivor, first diagnosed in 2001, this work isn’t a once-a-year wardrobe decision. It’s a constant preoccupation, and I’m fortunate to volunteer with an organization that shares my commitment to ensuring that people of all ages enjoy a high quality of life and wellbeing – especially when it comes to cancer.