Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties


Financial Coaching Saves $20,245, Reduces Debt by $9,306!

Did you know that over 50% of Hoosiers don’t have emergency savings to buffer against unexpected financial shocks? Only two of every five households report creating a budget and sticking to it. These alarming statistics led United Way and the Financial Stability Alliance, with support from German American, to launch an innovative, free financial coaching program in January 2018.

Volunteer Spotlight: Vanessa Vargas

"I thought that volunteering with the Free Community Tax Service would be a great way to be more involved in the community. People are appreciative. Some clients were from very low-income homes and would not have been able to pay for tax assistance, and being able to help was the best part of my experience," Vanessa Vargas, a senior at Indiana University said about her role as a Free Community Tax Service volunteer site coordinator for United Way.

Free Community Tax Service Set to Launch

United Way of Monroe County and the Financial Stability Alliance for South Central Indiana will launch this year’s Free Community Tax Service season with five outreach events in Monroe and Owen counties. These events join national efforts to raise awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and local free tax assistance.  
EITC Awareness Day events will be held at the following locations and times:

Friday, January 30th:

Anytime. Anywhere. File for Free!

Over 40 young professionals are well on their way to building a successful financial future after attending "Manage Your Money like a Millionaire"! This workshop was organized by United Way and hYPe (Helping Young Professionals Excel), a program of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, to provide access to tax resources and local, financial professionals. Many of the participants took advantage of this opportunity and filed their taxes for free with MyFreeTaxes. 

Live United Spotlight: Meet Mary Boucherle

Mary Boucherle knows taxes like the back of her hand. She began working for the Internal Revenue Service by answering calls on the toll-free number. Twenty-three years later, she retired from her position as a Tax Analyst advising 97 Taxpayer Assistance Centers. During her time with the IRS, Mary developed a wealth of tax knowledge. Today, we're lucky she shares that knowledge with volunteers, partners, and clients through United Way's Free Community Tax Service.


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