As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education. Currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits. For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way of Greater Mercer County is here to help.
To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, we launched the United Financial Empowerment Center to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals.
Our key programs include:
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Credit Counseling
- Debt Management
- Financial Education & Budgeting
For Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), please see the following helpful information:
How Can You Help
Volunteers make United Way's Free Tax Assistance Possible. Volunteer to help!