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If you or someone you know needs assistance, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg can connect you to local services that can help. 

Immediate Resources

211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to essential health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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If you are currently experiencing homelessness or are within three days of losing shelter, contact the Homeless Connection Line at (804) 972-0813. The Homeless Connection Line facilitates access to resources and shelter alternatives for those who are three days or less away from losing their housing. This line is also available for those already experiencing homelessness.

If you need help staying in your current housing, contact the Housing Resource Line at (804) 422-5061. The Housing Resource Line is a new resource to help you gain access to essential housing services. The Housing Resource Line can help with financial assistance, emergency assistance and foreclosure prevention, among other resources.

United Way’s Tax Assistance Programs provide free income tax preparation for households with income of $60,000 or less. Since 2002, we have worked with local social service, nonprofit, faith-based, business and government organizations to strengthen the financial independence of working families in our region.

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MyFreeTaxes is a free, safe and easy way for individuals and families to file their taxes online. The program is available to anyone with a household income of $66,000 or less in 2018.

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Access to health care coverage is one of the top concerns for people in our region. United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg partners with SingleCare (formerly FamilyWize) to offer a free prescription assistance discount card to help everyone in our community.

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