My 2-1-1

United Way of LaPorte County supports 2-1-1, a free and confidential service that connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives. 2-1-1 helps people all across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In LaPorte County, you can:


You’ll find information about: 

  • supplemental food and nutrition programs

  • shelter and housing options and utilities assistance

  • emergency information and disaster relief

  • employment and education opportunities

  • services for veterans

  • health care, vaccination and health epidemic information

  • addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs

  • reentry help for ex-offenders

  • support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs

  • a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse

Whether in times of natural disaster or personal crisis, 2-1-1 is committed to being the first, most essential resource to anyone who needs help. This is how we LIVE UNITED.

FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card

Get the lowest price on your prescriptions with the FamilyWize card.

FamilyWise partners with nearly all pharmacies nationwide to negotiate prescription discounts, so you receive a lower price. FamilyWize understands you're looking to reduce the cost of your prescription medications, and our goal is to help you do that. The pharmacy discount card is for everyone nationwide, whether or not you have health insurance coverage.

See your Medication's Cost

Rx costs vary by drug and by pharmacy, but using our Drug Price Lookup Tool, you can see how much your prescription will cost at the participating pharmacies near you. Take your prescription, along with our card or app, to a participating pharmacy and ask for the lowest possible price.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

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The VITA program offers free tax help to individuals, families, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 

VITA appointments are available in January through April.
2019 availability and sign-up coming soon

 

Want to prepare your own taxes?

United Way has partnered with H&R Block to offer their premium online tax prep service, for free, to everyone who made less than $66,000 last year. Click here to get started.

Why use MyFreeTaxes.com?

  • Everyone whose household income was less than $66,000 in 2017 is eligible

  • It’s H&R Block’s Premium tax prep product, 100% accuracy guaranteed

  • Free federal and state filing (up to 3 states) are included

  • More forms are included than with any other free product

  • You can file easily either on desktop or mobile

  • Chat, phone, and email assistance from tax professionals is included

  • Life is short, and you shouldn’t have to pay to file your taxes