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Disaster Recovery Resources
This is the list of vetted UW 2-1-1 resources specific to disaster recovery. Check the following for updates: Twitter: @unitedwayhoco ... Read More


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Tornado Relief - Disaster Recovery Resources
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At United Way, we have a community of employees who strive to do their best and recognize the value of our mission and the teamwork necessary for success. United Way’s mission to improve lives and strengthen communities is fueled by the passion and hard work of tons of volunteers. People are giving their time and talents to create lasting solutions that improve life for everyone.

Meaningful community solutions require more than money or programs or policies. The kind of real and lasting change that benefits everyone is only possible when people from all walks of life are willing to roll up their sleeves and go where their time and talent is most needed. #BetterTogether

Our mission: We believe in the transforming power of compassion and cooperation. The United Way of Howard County provides the leadership necessary to identify and respond effectively to the community's most pressing social needs. Through funding and advocacy, we organize and increase the capacity of people to care for one another.

If you need assistance call 2-1-1 United Way of Howard County. Phone specialists are here to help!
Browse for services by clicking here.


Last appointment day is April 9! Last drop off day is April 8! This FREE UW program helps individuals and families file their tax returns. Each year, the program has grown to help more and more families in our community.

Our program began seven years ago and last year we completed 1,727 tax returns and brought back $1.9 million dollars into Howard County.

Who is eligible to use Free Tax Prep?

We  offer FREE tax preparation and filing services to people who make $60,000 or less and need assistance preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
Dial 2-1-1 to find out more!

Be sure to bring all of the following:
(Got questions? Dial 2-1-1)
•Valid photo ID
 •Social Security cards or ITIN cards for all persons on the return
•W2 forms for all employment during 2015
•Interest and dividend statements
•Form 1095-A if you purchased health insurance through in 2015
•All 1099 forms received, including 1099 SSA from the Social Security Administration and unemployment statements
•Child care receipts, along with provider’s address and Social Security number/employer identification number
•Real estate property tax receipts
•Landlord name and address
•Bank routing number and account number for direct deposit
•Copy of last year’s tax return (not required but helpful to have)

1. Schedule a FREE tax appointment (Jan 28-April 18). Dial 2-1-1 or 765.868.4133 to make an appointment.
2. Use our drop off services. Dial 2-1-1 or 765.868.4133 to find out more.
3. Prepare your own taxes for FREE at