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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. Learn more below.

Tax Assistance

United Way offers two programs that provide free tax assistance for low- to moderate-income families and individuals.

  • United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax preparation for families and individuals with income of $55,000 or less. Tax prep sites are located throughout the Greater Richmond and Petersburg region. Learn more here.
  • 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. Learn more here.

Prescription Assistance

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. Click here to learn more and get your card.

Homeless Crisis Line

The Homeless Crisis 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. To reach the Homeless Crisis Line, call (804) 972-0813.


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. Learn more here.

If none of the above services meet your needs, call 211.