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Volunteers Opportunities for VITA!

(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Become a volunteer for the Milwaukee Asset Building Coalition Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program for the coming tax year. You will help residents maximize their tax returns by avoiding refund anticipation loans. As a volunteer, you will: receive free training and accredidation; help people begin to build financial assets; and be part of a program that helps thousands of households every year.

Please review available opportunities and interested persons, businesses and organizations may contact LaToya Jones via email or by phone at 414.906.2823.


 

File Your 2014 Taxes for Free by October 15, 2015

If your Earned Household Income was $60,000 or less in 2014 you can use MyFreeTaxes Partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals. It’s easy, safe, secure and 100 percent free. Sponsored by the Walmart Foundation — in cooperation with Goodwill Industries InternationalNational Disability Institute, and United Way — the MyFreeTaxes Partnership’s online tax preparation and filing services have helped millions of families. Tax filing software is provided through MyFreeTaxes.com and powered by H&R Block.

Attention FoodShare Recipients:

Don't Lose Your Benefits!

If you an Able Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWDs), between the ages of 18-49, you may be at risk of losing your FoodShare benefits. New eligibility rules went into effect April 1. If you do not qualify for an exemption, you must participate in the FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) program. When you apply for or renew your FoodShare benefits you will have to meet a work requirement. if you do not meet the FSET work requirement for 3 months (consecutive or nonconsecutive) during a 36-month period, you may lose your FoodShare for the rest of the 36 months. Please call Milwaukee Enrollment Services at 888.947.6583, read and respond to any mailing/calls from ResCare (414.270-1800) or contact Hunger Task Force at 414.777.0483 immediately!

FSET Exemptions                                        FSET Brochure                                         FSET Flyer


Attention Seniors!

Are you receiving ALL the benefits available to you?

For more information and to see if you are eligible, click here: Senior Benefit Enrollment Service!


 

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SDC Events

Back to School Health Fair - North Division

08-07-201510:00 AM  - 3:00 PMNorth Division High School 1011 W. Center Street, MilwaukeeView Attachment

Don’t miss the Back to School Health Fair on Friday, August 7 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at North Division High School (1011 W. Center Street, Milwaukee). It’s a one-stop shop for all of your back-to-school health needs! School-age children can get school-required immunizations as well as lead tests, vision and dental screening, health care information and resources. Those who have an up-to-date shot record or who get shots and lead testing at the fair will be eligible for FREE backpacks and school supplies! Children must be present and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive gifts and services. http://city.milwaukee.gov/health/2015-Back-to-School-Health-Fair.htm#.VbD5o9JVhBc

Back to School Health Fair-Bradley Tech

08-14-201510:00 AM  - 3:00 PMBradley Tech High School 700 S. 4th Street, MilwaukeeView Attachment

Don’t miss the Back to School Health Fair on Friday, August 14 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Bradley Tech High School (700 S. 4th Street, Milwaukee). It’s a one-stop shop for all of your back-to-school health needs! School-age children can get school-required immunizations as well as lead tests, vision and dental screening, health care information and resources. Those who have an up-to-date shot record or who get shots and lead testing at the fair will be eligible for FREE backpacks and school supplies! Children must be present and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive gifts and services. http://city.milwaukee.gov/health/2015-Back-to-School-Health-Fair.htm#.VbD5o9JVhBc

Community Home, Health and Wellness Fair

08-15-201510:00 AM  - 2:00 PMMLK Heritage Health Center 2555 N. Martin Luther King Drive Milwaukee 53212View Attachment

SDC is co-sponsoring this event at the MLK Heritage Health Center that features health screenings, home repair assistance, lead abatement, home financing and more. Free book bags for kids ages 3-7 (while supplies last). Don't miss performances by Jacob Latimore and Mr. Jackie Caldwell.


The Promise of Community Action:

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Need Information on 2015-2016 Energy Assistance?

If you need any informaiton regarding the 2015-16 Energy Assistance Program,
please call the Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Hotline at (414.270.4.MKE) 414.270.4653.


 

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