April 6, 2021

United Way Launches Financial Empowerment Toolkit—ALICE $ense

United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) has launched its free-to-use, ALICE $ense toolkit featuring interactive, financial tools and resources. This kit is available online to qualifying Westchester and Putnam County residents and is intended to help users build smarter financial habits.

“Dealing with personal and household finances is stressful for many,” explained Tom Gabriel, President and CEO of United Way of Westchester and Putnam. “We are excited to offer our toolkit, ALICE $ense, as a resource to empower our community members to tackle their everyday financial responsibilities.”

In Westchester and Putnam counties, 40% of households are living paycheck-to-paycheck or in poverty. They are considered the ALICE population. The ALICE $ense toolkit is part of United Way’s initiative to help residents achieve more stable financial ground for themselves and their families. ALICE $ense users will gain access to supportive financial tools and resources such as Best Money Moves, SingleCare, Upromise, My Free Taxes, and Savi.

Westchester and Putnam county residents can sign up for the toolkit at:

About United Way:

United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) provides strategic resources and tools to residents in crisis or who are marginalized due to personal or life’s circumstances. These include the 2-1-1 helpline, early literacy programming for preschoolers, job skills training and financial empowerment for adults, as well as access to health services. 

UWWP is located at 336 Central Park Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. Phone: 914-997-6700 Website: Facebook: and Twitter @UnitedWayWP