Financial Stability

Free Online Tax Filing

MyFreeTaxes provides free online federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance to individuals and families with household incomes of $64,000 or less in 2016. MyFreeTaxes.com can be used to file federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for those who qualify. Why United Way & Tax Filing? United […]

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Awareness Week Hits Home

The Homeless Continuum of Care develops plans each year to raise awareness about Homelessness in our County. These activities have sometimes been large and sometimes more subtle, but this year the plans really hit home. The Homeless Awareness Committee is chaired by Terri Ariss, a dynamite advocate, who herself was homeless on and off for […]

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Transportation Summit (Jan. 17)

January 17, 2017 8am-12pm at Cleary University, Johnson Center The Livingston County Transportation Coalition wants to hear from residents what the needs are and what they imagine public transportation could mean for the community. The Jan. 17 Transportation Summit is that opportunity. The Summit will help shape the future of public transportation in Livingston County. […]

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Community Connect 2017 (Feb. 4)

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 The 10th Annual Community Connect provides a “one-stop-shop for social services, legal and utility assistance/information, health screenings, free clothing, books, food, personal care items and more. Open to anyone in Livingston County. Located at Parker Middle School. Hosted by the Homeless Continuum of Care Committee. Livingston County United Way sponsors and […]

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When Preschool Moves Mountains

Our collective impact work often brings together all our priorities (Financial Stability, Every Child Ready, and Community Wellness) for great results. Providing preschool scholarships for at-risk three-year-olds through Livingston Promise is one example. How have scholarships impacted local families? “I did not have to choose between paying the tuition for my classes or paying for […]

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Working Together to Move the Needle on Issues

Liz Welch works for The Salvation Army of Livingston County. She sees the ground-level, collaborative results of Living United through the Hunger Council and the Summer Lunch Bunch. Liz’s Story My name is Liz Welch. I work for The Salvation Army of Livingston County, and I’m the volunteer and seasonal coordinator. I have been involved with […]

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Online Tool Helps Unpack Financial Stress

Everyone experiences financial stress, whether you’re new to the workforce, trying to make big life decisions or looking towards retirement. Here in Livingston County, we’re certainly not immune to that. The average American household carries total debt of more than $90,000.[i] Households with debt have about $15,675 in credit card debt.[ii] Some 21% of us […]

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Making a Free Lunch Much More Than a Free Lunch

What started as a way to bridge the summer nutrition gap for students who receive free and reduced lunches during the school year, has evolved into a robust social, educational and hunger-busting program. A project of the Livingston County Hunger Council and operated by The Salvation Army (and funded in part by the Livingston County […]

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Holiday Food & Gift Programs Announced

There are many ways to volunteer or donate toward holiday food and gifts for area residents seeking assistance. Examples of local drives include Toys for Tots and Stuff the Bus. If you would like to plan an organizational drive at your church, club or workplace, please contact the United Way for areas of greatest need. Many volunteers are […]

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Pilot Program Helps 162 Households Facing Eviction

Eviction Diversion Pilot We brought legal support and one-time rent assistance to the 53rd District Court – helping 109 families to stay in their homes. The interventions further helped families by reducing court costs, protecting credit histories, and improving relationships with local landlords. As a part of the Homeless Continuum of Care Committee, this program helps struggling […]

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