Back on Track assists hard-working families & individuals within the Conestoga Valley School District impacted by an unavoidable financial hardship.
There are a growing number of people who have ‘fallen through the cracks,’ described as the “Working Poor.” They make too much money to qualify for public assistance and are living paycheck to paycheck while barely getting by. According to the United Way of PA, 26% of total households in Lancaster County make up the Working Poor.
- See statistics regarding Lancaster County’s Working Poor population, also knowns as “ALICE” (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed).
It takes one sudden incident – a car accident or car repair, medical expense, a high utility bill, and the like – to send a person into a downward spiral of debt. And it doesn’t take long for someone to fall behind on their rent or mortgage. Back on Track provides mentorship, compassion, and limited financial assistance to address immediate financial needs while planning for a future of self-sustainability.