The Financial Stability Partnership
The mission of the Financial Stability Partnership is to help individuals meet their financial needs. This is done through free tax preparation clinics, financial flashmob presentations, Family Wize prescription drug discount card, and soon a one-on-one financial mentoring program.
The United Way movement seeks to strengthen communities by identifying and tackling the underlying causes of the most serious social issues facing our nation. Increasingly, the economic and financial pressures facing hard-working people are exacerbating the other social issues. So United Way has expanded its work to include strengthening the financial stability of individuals and families.
What are the benefits from this work?
- Increase savings for hard-working families.
- Employers creating a stronger, more crisis-resistant workforce.
- Communities increasing home and business ownership, and the financial stability of its residents.
- Community members and businesses gaining and maintaining assets.
How is the Financial Stability Partnership doing this?
1. EITC/Free Tax Assistance Sites: Free Tax Preparation clinics are available in January, February, March, and April each year. At these clinics, volunteers complete and e-file clients' federal and state income tax returns, and promote the Earned Income Tax Credit. Many families do not take advantage of or are unaware of the EITC, which could increase their tax refund by up to $4,000.
2. Money Smart Presentation: We can present information in a workplace setting with the help of our bank partners in the community on a variety of topics to suit your needs. We have experts in the field available to offer you anything from how to balance my checkbook to making my investments work for me.
3. FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card: This free card provides a discount on most medications. You can check the proce at local or national pharmacies by putting a few simple pieces of information into the earch tool on their website. It is free to everyone of all ages, income levels and medical backgrounds. There is no registration. Cards can be picked up at the United Way office or downloaded here.
For more information, contact Becky Clawson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (740) 454-6872.