United for Working Families

When we support working families, we support a community where all can thrive. Register for our second United for Working Families Summit on August 27, 2024 today!

United for Working Families Summit

What started in 2023 as a standalone event has turned into a movement. We are so excited to bring this event back in 2024 to continue this crucial work with community changemakers like you! RSVP today and stay tuned for more details as we get closer to August.

2023 Highlight

See the recap of the 2023 United for Working Families Summit here and learn more about how to enact change for the families in our community.

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 local examples of family-friendly workplaces, and how they nurture professional growth and personal well-being.

Take the Assessment

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

Who is ALICE?

ALICE stands for asset limited, income constrained, and employed. ALICE families are often working multiple jobs to make ends meet and still struggle to afford basic necessities. These households face hard choices such as putting food on the table or paying the light bill. Together, we can give voice to the needs of ALICE families. 

Local Policies at Work

Learn from local organizations on how they’re empowering working families

Thank you to our Summit Sponsors

We are thankful for sponsors who are invested in bettering the lives of working families in our region!

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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