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With the right tools, families can achieve what we all want: good jobs with good wages, safe and affordable housing, success for our children and financial stability.

Services like job training, financial education and coaching, savings strategies, and support to acquire assets help families and individuals along their pathway to financial stability.


United Way THRIVE is one of the ways United Way and its partners join forces to help our neighbors land on their feet and stay there. THRIVE is a collaborative of nonprofit partners plus government agencies, community colleges, employers, and other partners that work together to provide comprehensive services to support our neighbors experiencing ALICE.

Key Components

Workforce Development

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Financial Coaching

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Funded Partners Addressing Financial Stability

United Way invests in and partners with the following nonprofit organizations to help our neighbors achieve financial stability.

  • Alexander Jewish Family Service
  • Angel Reach, Inc.
  • AVANCE-Houston, Inc.
  • Avondale House
  • BakerRipley
  • The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Capital Good Fund
  • CAPITAL Idea – Houston
  • Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Center for Pursuit
  • Chinese Community Center
  • Community Assistance Center
  • Covenant Community Capital
  • Covenant House Texas
  • Easter Seals of Greater Houston
  • Family Houston
  • Family Ties, Family Resource Services
  • Focusing Families
  • Fort Bend County Women’s Center, Inc.
  • Goodwill Industries of Houston
  • Houston Area Urban League
  • Houston Area Women’s Center
  • Humble Area Assistance Ministries
  • Katy Christian Ministries
  • The Landing
  • Memorial Assistance Ministries
  • Montgomery County Women’s Center
  • The Montrose Center
  • My Brother’s Keeper Outreach Center
  • New Caney New Horizons, Inc.
  • Northwest Assistance Ministries
  • On the Road Lending
  • Prison Entrepreneurship Program
  • The Salvation Army, Greater Houston Command
  • Second Mile Mission Center
  • SERJobs
  • United Against Human Trafficking
  • Volunteers of America, Texas
  • Wesley Community Center
  • West Houston Assistance Ministries
  • The Women’s Home
  • The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston
  • The Workfaith Connection

Meet some of the people your support has helped:

With help from United Way THRIVE, Christie was able to get back on her feet and buy a home for her family after escaping an abusive relationship.

United Way THRIVE supported Keyonna in her effort to start a new career that would allow her to support her family and spend more time with her kids.

After his military service, Christopher turned to United Way THRIVE for help with job training and other skills needed to start a new career.

Amanda’s success story became possible thanks to generous donors like you. After exploring various career paths, Amanda discovered her passion for working in construction. United Way THRIVE assisted her in developing a plan to improve her skill set, ultimately helping her secure an apprenticeship in her dream field. Amanda also utilized THRIVE’s financial stability resources to manage her debt, save money, and improve her credit. Today, she aims to purchase a home for her family and apply her newfound skills to build her perfect living space.

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