What is "Financial Empowerment"?

Simply, financial empowerment means feeling in control of your own finances, having the capacity to absorb a financial shock, making financial goals, and being on track to meet them.

Why is Financial Empowerment important?

Financially empowered individuals make for stronger families, and stronger communities.

Why does United Way of Hastings care about Financial Empowerment?

Financially empowered individuals are better able to "bounce back" from financial crises such as job loss & major medical issues, and are LESS likely to need UWH funded agency services!

Why "The Power of the Pig"?

Saving for a rainy day, aka Emergency Fund, is one of the simplest most effective steps a financially empowered person can take to begin moving away from being "one paycheck away" from financial disaster.  There is tremendous "power" in the humble piggybank!

Don’t miss the Parade of Pigs at the UWH Campaign Kickoff, August 31, 5:45 pm, Todd Field

Are you interested in becoming a Financial Empowerment partner? Contact us at 651-438-3337 for more information on the initiative, upcoming events and activities, and how you can help!

In partnership with Dakota County Financial Empowerment Services

Free Financial Counseling and much more

Everyday Personal Finance
Facing a Financial Crisis
Food Shelves & Community Meals
4th and 5th Thursdays of each month 6 pm
Higher Education
Starting a Business
Saving and Investing
Home Ownership
Getting Insurance
Credit Unions & Banks
Veterans Services
Multicultural Resources

Our Work

We work to create and support programs, collaborations, and initiatives that bring together community members, agencies, government, businesses local churches and foundations with the goal of addressing the root cause of the needs in our community.

We work to Meet Basic Needs and Support Individuals and Families as well as address needs in three impact areas:

  • Education
  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial Stability

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United Way of Hastings - PO Box 353 - Hastings, MN 55033-0353