This "Get Help" page offers free programs that assist individuals in our community who are seeking various health and human services. If you have any additional questions about the following content, please feel free to call our office at 419-248-2424.
My Free Taxes
It's already that time of year...tax season! If you made under $66,000 in 2018, you can file your taxes online for free at www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes. To schedule a one-on-one appointment with a "free tax prep" volunteer, please dial 2-1-1. Note: to qualify for an in-person filing, you must have made $54,000 or less last year.
If you are seeking help or are in need, simply dial 2-1-1.
United Way’s 2-1-1 service is available nationwide. If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. For those unable to access 2-1-1 over the phone, you can also chat with a Navigation Specialist via instant message here.
This free information and referral service line is open 24/7. Upon calling, a representative will direct you to the appropriate resource that relates to your needs.
If you would like to review community data, as it relates to requests being processed by 2-1-1, click here.
Here are a few examples of some questions you can ask a 2-1-1 Navigation Specialist:
- I am homeless and need to find shelter.
- I would like to meet with a financial coach.
- I am trying to find a food pantry close to my home.
- I would like help with my substance abuse.
- I need legal counseling.
- I am seeking local volunteer opportunities.
If you are a healthcare professional, social worker or community resource specialist within your organization, you can search for local resources by visting this page.
You can also request a 2-1-1 presentation or 2-1-1 materials for your company / agency by filling out the form here.
Register My Child for Imagination Library
Looking to register your child for Imagination Library? Did you know that Women’s Initiative of United Way funds a special reading program for your developing child in zip code 43604, 43605, 43606, 43607, 43608, 43509, 43610, 43611, 43612, 43613, 43614, 43615, 43620? If your baby is between ages 0-5, you could qualify for the delivery of one free book, per month! See the form below to get started.