Need Help? Dial 211 or Visit United Way's 211 Helpline Website



We're here to help.  Below is a list of community resources available to you. If you need additional assistance, please contact United Way of Erie County offices at (814) 456-2937.


Whether you need help finding child care, food assistance, care for an aging parent or utility assistance, 2-1-1 is where to turn. Our trained resource navigators specialize in finding you the help you need, for any of life’s tough situations, from our comprehensive (and ever-growing) database of social services.

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Free Tax Prep

Erie FREE Taxes helps eligible low and moderate income wage-earners to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by providing free tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).

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FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card

The FamilyWize Prescription Discount card could lower the cost of medicine by an average of 35 percent. Since we first introduced the card in September 2013, over 5,490 Erie County residents have saved more than $850,000 dollars on their prescription medicines.

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Apply for Funding

In December 2017, United Way's Board of Directors approved a restructured impact strategy as part of United Way’s 2015-2018 strategic plan. This plan is focused on reducing poverty by changing community conditions so many more people become and remain self-sufficient.

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