Project Uplift is a unique initiative created by the WRC and serves as a lifeline targeting those in the ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) population.
ALICE is a term coined by the United Way after a research study conducted by Rutgers University in 5 states, including Florida. ALICE represents those who are working but struggling financially. ALICE lives above the Federal poverty line, but below the ALICE threshold, a level based on the actual cost of necessities. This demographic has great potential to benefit from WRC services helping them be lifted from the educational, emotional and career restraints, which limit their earning potential.
Clients are paired with a case manager or peer advisor to identify their needs. They then work to create goals and develop strategies to meet their goals. These strategies could include WRC’s trademark programs including case management, mental health counseling, financial empowerment, career counseling, legal services, wellness/stress reduction, and mentoring. If WRC does not have a program that addresses their needs, referrals will be made to one of our community partners.
We are thankful for our supporters that help make this initiative possible.