FINANCIAL STABILITY

We help families overcome an unexpected financial crisis.

Helping families overcome a financial crisis is just one part of what we do.
Check out our work in the areas of Health, Education, and Transportation.
Together, we can transform our community so that all families have the opportunity to thrive
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COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVES

UCAN (United Community Assistance Network) is a Community Collaborative focused on providing residents of Greater Lorain County with year-round access to emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, or other emergency basic needs at a single site geographically located in their neighborhood of residence.

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Partners: Community Resource Services | Neighborhood Alliance | North Ridgeville Community Care | Legal Aid Society of Cleveland | Lorain County Office on Aging | Oberlin Community Services | Salvation Army (Elyria, Lorain) | St. Elizabeth’s Center | Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority | Catholic Charities | United Way of Greater Lorain County

IMPACT INITIATIVES

Access is available to hundreds of services relating to financial stability, including:

  • Utilities Assistance
  • Low Cost Housing
  • Jobs & Public Benefits
  • Food Programs
  • ID/Legal Documents

*Spanish speaking information & referral specialists available.

 

 

Collect.Sort.Deliver. is an Impact Initiative that engages volunteers to build a FREE inventory of high-need items such as books, school supplies, and tampons & pads for distribution through local agencies and school districts.

Contact Norma Sánchez to volunteer 

The Free Tax Prep Coalition is an Impact Initiative made up of numerous organizations across Lorain County that collaborate to help working families save money by providing free income tax preparation and filing. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:

Dial: 2-1-1 | Toll free: (800) 275-6106

Visit: loraincountyfreetaxprep.org

Trained, IRS-certified volunteers prepare income taxes at no charge to families and individuals throughout Greater Lorain County with professionalism and confidentiality. Individuals, families and the elderly save valuable money in tax preparation fees by having volunteers file their taxes for them. 

In general, individuals and families with a household income of about $60,000 or less are eligible. Some coalition partners can accommodate other financial situations.