United for Working Families

In order to close gaps for the next generation and for the future of our workforce, we must support working families.

United for Working Families Event

Thank you to everyone who came to our United for Working Families event! See the recap of the event here and learn more about how to enact change for the families in our community.

United for Working Families Cohorts

Join us for a cohort discussion opportunity on family-friendly policy! Come with questions and ideas to share with other business leaders.

Small and Medium Sized Businesses: United for Working Families Cohort

The first discussion will center around small & medium sized businesses to address unique challenges and share ideas among peers.

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Childcare Opportunities and Solutions: United for Working Families Cohorts

This discussion will center around childcare opportunities & solutions for agencies and businesses

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What Makes a Workplace Family-Friendly?

Policies can fall into five categories


Wellness benefits in the workplace refer to a range of programs, initiatives, and policies that are designed to promote and support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of employees. These benefits are typically provided by employers as a part of their broader employee benefits package and are aimed at creating a healthier and more productive workforce.


Flexibility benefits in the workplace refer to a range of programs, policies, and practices that allow employees to have greater control and choice over their work arrangements, schedules, and responsibilities. Flexibility benefits contribute to a healthier work-life balance and can improve job satisfaction, employee engagement, and overall well-being.

Economic Stability

Economic stability in the workplace refers to a range of programs, policies, and initiatives that employers implement to help promote financial well-being and stability among their employees. These benefits are designed to address various aspects of an employee’s financial life, aiming to reduce financial stress, improve overall financial health, and enhance the employee’s sense of security and stability.

Childcare & Family Assistance

Childcare and Family Assistance benefits in the workplace refer to a set of programs, policies, and resources that employers offer to support employees who have family-related responsibilities and obligations. These benefits are designed to help employees balance their work and family life by providing various forms of assistance, both financial and non-financial, to help them manage their caregiving responsibilities more effectively.

Social Connectedness

Social connectedness in the workplace refers to a set of programs, policies, and initiatives designed to foster a sense of belonging, community, and positive relationships among employees. Social connectedness benefits recognize the importance of healthy relationships and a sense of community in promoting overall employee well-being, job satisfaction, and productivity.

Family-friendly in Chattanooga

Need inspiration on where to start? Take a look at these great local examples of family-friendly workplaces, and how they both nurture professional growth and personal well-being.


ALICE (asset limited, income constrained, employed) families face challenges every day in our community. Many continue to struggle, especially as wages fail to keep pace with the rising costs of household essentials including child care, food, transportation, and health care.

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Find out where your organization stands in terms of family-friendly business practices today! It takes approximately 3-minutes.


In The News

With 38% of Hamilton County families struggling to meet expenses, employers urged to adopt family-friendly practices to aid workers

Nearly 40% of families with children in Hamilton County are struggling to pay their bills, and 1 out of 4 new parents in the workforce have to return to their jobs…

United Way of Greater Chattanooga encourages local leaders to have more family-friendly policies

On Tuesday morning, United Way of Greater Chattanooga hosted an event called “United for Working Families” to help businesses adopt more family-friendly policies.

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