Earn It!

Keep It!

Save It!

Aaron

“I never had a doctor before. But now I’ve got my very own.”
Aaron is undocumented. United Way Orange County helped his mom and dad sign him up for free health, vision, and dental care...

Every Californian under 26 from a low income familiy can also apply.

Medi-Cal covers citizens and immigrants. And signing-up anyone who qualifies for Medi-Cal cannot be held against you or anyone in your family. CLICK HERE to get healthcare for you and your family today.

Damariz

“I didn't want to pay to have my taxes done. So I got them done for free.”
Damariz works as a manager at a fast-food restaurant...

She saved $100s by getting free tax preparation services at United Way for the first time and got step-by-step support. Her refund grew because she got tax credits.

If you make less than $66,000 you can file your state and federal income taxes for free. If you apply for tax credits like EITC, CalEITC, and the Saver’s Credit you can get a bigger refund. CLICK HERE to file for free today.

Orlando

“I was incarcerated. But now I have savings and credit.”
Orlando knew a solid financial foundation was critical to ensure that he never went back to prison...

Even though it was hard to ask for and accept help, thanks to United Way of Greater L.A. he has a team that will go to bat for him.

No matter who you are or the challenges you face, United Way can help you get back on your feet. CLICK HERE to contact the United Way serving the city or town where you live. You can also call 211 to get the help you need.

Camila is a single mom who needed more than a minimum-wage job to survive.

Getting help with utilities bills and other costs, and then building her resume resulted in her turning a job into a career, doubling her salary, and doing more for her kids. United Way Bay Area’s free financial and career coaching through Sparkpoint changed her life. CLICK HERE to contact your local United Way. You can also call 211 to get help.

A resident of the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, Alice has been getting help for several years for her tax preparation.

She highly recommends United Way Bay Area’s tax preparers because she feels that she gets great customer service, Chinese language translation, and help to not worry about her finances. CLICK HERE for help with your taxes. You can also call 211 and ask for a free VITA tax preparation site near you.

Ivonne, a single mother of 3 asked United Way Wine Country for help.

In addition to taking care of her kids, she had to her parents with money. Living paycheck to paycheck was hard enough. She was struggling to cover the costs of basic needs and was not able to save. Cash back tax credits helped get her on a new track. CLICK HERE for help with your taxes. You can also call 211 and ask for a free VITA tax preparation site near you.

Apryl uses free tax services from United Way Bay Area’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! program.

She received $3000+ from CalEITC and EITC alone in just 1 year, and is saving to buy her first home. She doesn’t pay to file, gets the biggest refund, and knows her taxes are done right, because all VITA sites have IRS trained volunteers. CLICK HERE formhelp with your taxes. You can also call 211 and ask for assistance finding a free tax help near you.

Elvis brought his family to the free tax site United Way Fresno-Madera set up in his hometown.

He was able to as questions in Spanish and discovered that he could apply for tax credits like CalEITC even after the age of 65. his refund, he plans to take his wife on their second honeymoon.Cash back tax credits helped get her on a new track. CLICK HERE for help with your taxes. You can also call 211 and ask for a free VITA tax preparation site near you.

While at a homeless shelter, Abigail was referred to multiple places for assistance.

Her family is now position to United Way Bay Area. She was able to get off of food stamps in the first year of working with the Sparkpoint program. The free financial coaching and other supports she is getting are transforming her life. CLICK HERE to contact the United Way serving the city or town where you live. You can also call 211 to get the help you need.

After being injured on the job, David saw an ad for United Way of Kern’s free tax prep program.

He got the help he was looking for and more. He didn’t pay to file, got his biggest refund, and United Way Kern helped him become his own boss. He came in looking to save a few bucks and left with start up cash and a business plan. CLICK HERE for help with your taxes. You can also call 211 and ask for a free VITA tax preparation site near you.

Betty, hesitated to use free tax preparation services.

United Way Bay Area reminded her that CalEITC and EITC are designed to put money back in her pocket that she already earned by working. Getting these tax credits plus a big refund reminded her of what it is like to be a breadwinner. Because the check wasn’t a handout, she felt empowered. CLICK HERE for help with your taxes. You can also call 211 and ask for a free VITA tax preparation site near you.

Reunited with her children after being on the streets and stealing to get by, United Way of Greater L.A. helped Omara realize one of her childhood dreams:

finding someone who believes in her ability to succeed. Now with support and access to resources, she knows she can always be there for her kids. CLICK HERE to contact the United Way serving the city or town where you live. You can also call 211 to get the help you need.

Ramon

“I will have a nice little lump sum this year, and going forward.”
Like millions of other Californians, Ramon did not have a workplace savings retirement plan, because the small business he worked for did not offer one...

He didn’t have the time, know-how, or resources to set one up. Now, thanks to CalSavers, he is able to contribute automatically each month toward an investment account that is simple, portable, and trusted. If life throws him a curve ball, he’s got a plan to use this account to stay in the game. CLICK HERE to start investing in your future today.

Dorothy

“You still need to get online, even if you don’t have money.”
Dorothy lives in Northern California and had not used the internet in roughly a decade even though she used to use a computer for work...

She was most interested in learning up-to-the-minute information about healthcare and other benefits for low income seniors, as well as doing research on the side effects of medications, and the benefits of certain diets and exercise regimens. CLICK HERE to see if you qualify for low-cost home internet service. You can also text “connect” to 211 and find out.

Roxanna

“Without home internet access I had to play catch up at school.”
Roxanna grew up in a mobile home community in the Central Valley. Her parents had to take time off from work to take her to places she could get online...

Smart phones and mobile hot spots were unable to give her the ability to do homework or apply for college and jobs. With help from United Ways of California, she got her household online. CLICK HERE to see if you qualify for low-cost home internet service. You can also text “connect” to 211 211 and find out.

 

WHETHER YOU NEED SUBSTANCE ADDICTION HELP AND LEGAL SERVICES, SUPPORT AS A SPOUSES WITH KIDS FLEEING ABUSE, AN EMERGENCY BED, OR ANYTHING ELSE, PLEASE CALL 211. WE CAN HELP.

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