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Overview

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.

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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%. 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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