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Click here for the Addiction and Pain Management Alternatives Directory 

 

   

   

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)


It's that time of year again! Once again, Tri-City Area United Way is hosting its 9th Annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. 

  • IRS-trained volunteers and accounting students from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will be filing federal and state taxes for FREE! 
  • For households making $54,000 or less in need of basic tax return preparation.
  • Fast refunds with direct deposit.
  • Serving Michigan and Wisconsin residents.


Appointments are: 

Wednesdays 4pm-8pm

Fridays 8am-12pm  


Call Tri-City Area United Way at 715-735-7785 to register and schedule your appointment. 

They are on a first come, first served basis, so call today!

 

You can also go to the www.myfreetaxes.com website, powered by H&R Block, to file your taxes online for free.

  • Your household income was less than $66,000. 
  • It's step-by-step instructions makes filing your taxes easy and simple. 
  • Questions? Call the free helpline at 1-855-MY-TX-HELP (1-855-698-9435)


United Way promotes MyFreeTaxes to help support the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. 

 

 


New CEO/Executive Director

Meet ALICE

   Meet ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) 

A growing number of individuals and families work but cannot afford basic necessities. These families are struggling - earning too little to make ends meet, but sometimes too much to qualify for support. By comparing real incomes with real expenses, the United Way ALICE Project reveals the stark reality that income falls short of basic needs for at least one-third of households in most states.

This work provided a very real glimpse of the devastating impact that daily struggle has on an ALICE household. And when we shine a light on this unrecognized group, we also see that the instability of such a huge proportion of workers is destabilizing our local economies, our communities and our lives.

Targeted solutions to address the shocking mismatch between a family's income and the real-time cost of living in each county in a state can be developed, monitored, and measured for impact.

Wisconsin's United Ways are using the ALICE report to educate, engage the the community in developing strategies to life ALICE to financial stability and begin a dialogue about strategies for long-term systemic change. 

To view the report click here.

United Way Worldwide 2016 Annual Report

Please click United Way Worldwide 2016 for the annual report.

 

CTC SUBSTANCE ABUSE WORK GROUP 

Substance Abuse affects the whole family, not just the user.

  • Age 0 to 8 -- Working with youth and parents
  • Youth -- Youth over the age of 8
  • Anti-Opiate / Heroin Impact
  • Prescription Drug Abuse -- Educating prescribers
  • Business -- Educational presentations at the work place

CTC EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES WORK GROUP  
Educational Success starts at birth and continues throughout life.

  • Ages 0 to 8
  • Middle School (Grades 6 to 8)
  • High School to Post-Secondary

CTC PARENTING EDUCATION WORK GROUP 
When families come together, everyone wins.

  • Strengthening Families Program

There are a number of ways you can help in our Communities That Care Initiative: Volunteer to be a member of any of the work groups or subcommittees; Advocate for the program by letting your friends and neighbors know you support the Tri-City Area United Way's efforts in making a positive difference in your community; Donate to help fund the action plans being developed. To receive more information or to volunteer with one of the work group - -  Contact us here.