Skip to main content
Self Sufficiency Standard

Evaluation Tool

“At the United Way of Westmoreland County, we focus on moving the needle on critical issues in this community. We use the Self-Sufficiency Standard to get everyone –teachers, manufactures, government leaders—on the same page. It is an easy to understand, real world illustration of what it takes to live a self sufficient life in our community. At a recent meeting with manufacturing organization looking to recruit workers, the assembled CEOs were surprised at the costs families incur. I used the Standard as a jumping off point to talk about the need for high quality child care, access to health care, and decent wages.

-Nancy E. Kukovich, President of the United Way of Westmoreland County