Whether you want help with your finances or are looking for health care for your family, we are here to serve you.
Our roadmap to stability below outlines our programs in detail with steps for how to get connected. Click below to utilize the roadmap.
Ready to get in touch with us about our programs? Fill out the Get Services form below and our staff will be in touch with you.
DO YOUR TAXES FOR FREE
MyFreeTaxes.org is operated by United Way of California, on behalf of and in partnership with our local United Way members. Californian residents can use this tool for free tax filing.
VITA- FREE TAX PREPARATION
The VITA program offers FREE tax preparation and e-filing to individuals and families who make less than $60,000 a year. It is administered with the help of volunteers who are trained and certified according to IRS standards. This free service saves taxpayers the expense of tax preparation services, which average $300, and puts earnings back in the pockets of low- to moderate-income workers in the form of tax refunds and tax credits, such as Cal EITC.
During the 2021 tax season, United Way of Northern California’s staff were able to complete 431 returns between the Redding and Susanville offices and is estimated money saved by clients of $129,300.
California has a high percentage of households with no bank account (over 7% statewide) or who use some fringe financial services (20%). These families often struggle to build savings, credit, or an emergency fund. They also lose money on fees for services like check cashing and money orders.
Through Bank On, local individuals can open a bank account with our partner financial institutions. This helps them build savings, get access to credit, and ensure their money is safe and insured.
In California, most people are required by law to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. If you or your loved ones get sick or hurt, health coverage will make it easier to get the medical care you need and give you peace of mind. Covered California provides medical, dental, and vision coverage for individuals and families who live in California. You may even be able to get help paying for it.
United Way of Northern California can help you compare health care plans to find one that meets your needs, learn about Covered California benefits apply for health insurance and subsidies with our Certified Enrollment Counselor. For more information, call 530-241-7521 or fill out our referral form below and we will get back to you within 48 to 72hrs.
Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources. Medi-Cal is supported by federal and state taxes. You can apply for Medi-Cal benefits regardless of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status. If you are found eligible, you can get Medi-Cal as long as you continue to meet the eligibility requirements.
For health care plan options and assistance completing the application, contact our staff at 530-241-7521 or fill out our referral form below and we will get back to you.