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In partnership with United Way, MyFreeTaxes' online and in-person tax preparation and filing services have helped 4.5 million families claim nearly $6 billion in tax credits and refunds since 2009. Working together, we can ensure more people are on a better path to financial stability.
Help us spread the word about Growing Hometown Futures. Tell your friends, siblings, children or grandchildren. We want them to consider coming home to Shiawassee County with their families, careers and business ventures.
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, toll-free call that provides accurate information to those in need or in time of crisis. 211 offers information on a broad range of services, including rental assistance, food pantry locations, affordable housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy, and job training programs.
2-1-1 is also accessible on the internet at www.centralmichigan211.org
Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters. Learn More
AARP of Michigan. AARP Foundation's Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) halps make connections between older adults looking
to return to the workforce and employers. For more than 45 years, the program has provided Americans 55 and older with opportunities to fill entry-level and mid-level positions with employers
in their community. Learn More
Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed
ALICE represents those of us who are working yet falling behind.
Goal: Understanding ALICE helps us develop more successful approaches to long-lasting change and ultimately have greater impact on a larger number of people.
Objective: Align our strategic initiatives to current ALICE data in order to have greater impact and reflect the true magnitude of need in our communities. The method for integrating the ALICE data into the Community Impact work was guided by a diverse group of volunteers who actively participated in helping staff write their Education, Health & Incomestrategic plans. Using the ALICE data as a lens through which to set goals and objectives, these groups developed outcomes to fulfill overall organizational goals.