The Inland SoCal United Way has introduced a new guaranteed income program, earmarking a substantial $10 million to provide direct monthly payments to eligible individuals. With a mission to foster meaningful change, this pilot program is set to offer financial support without strings attached, targeting two specific categories of beneficiaries: pregnant women within their first six months and former foster youth.
A Helping Hand for New Beginnings
Under this new guaranteed income program, 500 pregnant women in their initial six months of pregnancy will receive monthly payments of $600. The initiative recognizes prenatal care’s critical role in shaping a child’s health and future success, emphasizing the importance of supporting parents from the beginning.
No-strings-attached cash infusions empower pregnant moms and reduce financial stress, improving Riverside County families’ well-being. This novel method shows the program’s dedication to community improvement.
The trial program also supports 120 former foster youngsters with $750 monthly. The guaranteed income effort strives to help this demographic achieve self-sufficiency and prosperity by addressing their unique obstacles.
New Guaranteed Income Program Eligibility and Beyond
While the program promises financial relief, specific criteria must be met for eligibility. Individuals must be at least 18 years old, with a maximum household income not exceeding $90,916. This inclusive initiative is expected to cover residents of both San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
Eligible residents must be referred through a Guaranteed Income (GI) partner agency. Individuals can contact the GI program team at 951-289-3328 for referrals or further information.