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South Sound 2-11: Get Connected. Get Help.

“Thirty seconds into the phone call, there is a piercing scream that would give you tinnitus in your ear if you don’t already have it. J’nai Starks smiles. This isn’t new to her when she answers a call to South Sound 2-1-1.” –read more!

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Fruit and vegetable incentives put healthy food within reach

Power to choose – read more!Fruit and vegetable incentives put healthy food in Washington shoppers’ reach. Complete Eats coupons  provide matching funds for fruits and vegetables. Every purchase $10 dollars of fruit and vegetables at participating Safeway stores, earns a $5 coupon for fruits and vegetables toward a future purchase.

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WASHINGTON 2-1-1 IS TRANSITIONING TO A NEW DATABASE VENDOR

Big changes are coming to Washington 2-1-1! We are currently in the process of transitioning to a new database vendor for our community resources database. What does this mean for you, our users? We will be introducing a BRAND NEW search website which will launch in June 2019. Resource updates are currently -frozen-. During this…

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1 WEEK LEFT TO FILE YOUR TAXES

The clock is ticking…. 1 week left to submit your tax return to the IRS. Tax returns are due Monday April 15th 2019, but don’t worry, there are still free ways to file your taxes. Prepare yourself with MyFreeTaxes.comThe MyFreeTaxes.com partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals. It’s easy, safe, secure…

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DON’T PAY TO FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE

United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxesTM. MyFreeTaxes is mobile optimized so anyone can access MyFreeTaxes.com from their computer, tablet or smart phone. Most filers complete their taxes in less than hour. Read more to learn more about this program including: Don’t pay to file…

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FEBRUARY 11TH (2/11) IS NATIONAL 2-1-1 DAY!

Last year, 2-1-1 answered more than 12.8 million requests for help, on the phone, via text and web chat #211day. We’re here to help by making connections for healthier communities. Join us incelebrating #211day on Monday.

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JANUARY 25TH IS EARNED INCOME TAX AWARENESS DAY

Millions of dollars in Earned Income Tax Credits go unclaimed each year – is some of it yours? The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a benefit for working people with low- to moderate-incomes. Workers in Washington earning up to $54,884 may be eligible to receive the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), but…

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RESOURCES FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

For information on resources to support those impacted by Federal Government Shutdown, please dial the number 2-1-1 on your phone. If you are unable to connect using 2-1-1 please dial 1-877-211-9274 For information about shut down resources please read NATIONAL RESOURCE: http://211.org/services/govshutdown Via 211.org we have answered commonly asked questions regarding public benefits in an effort to dispel rumors.…

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FREE TAX PREPARATION 2019

Do you have low to moderate income? If so you may be able to get free help filing your taxes with the help of two free programs, VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and AARP Tax-Aide. These programs have trained volunteers which can assist in completing and filing your basic tax return, including claiming the EITC…

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FILING TAXES ONLINE?

The MyFreeTaxes.com partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals. It’s easy, safe, secure and 100 percent free. Powered by United Way Worldwide,MyFreeTaxes.com is free to use for individuals and families with combined income under $66,000 for 2018 income taxes. Tax filing software provided by H&R Block. Would you rather have your taxes…

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2018 1ST QUARTER NEWSLETTER

Download our quarterly newsletters to keep up with the latest news from Washington 211.Find out about: With a New Vision Comes a New Name United Ways of Washington and 2-1-1 Partners in Advocacy Let the Buyer Beware! Adverse Childhood Experiences 1st Quarter 2-1-1 Data Download the Washington 2-1-1 1st Quarter Newsletter 2018

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2018 2ND QUARTER NEWSLETTER

Download our quarterly newsletters to keep up with the latest news from Washington 211.Find out about: UW Capstone Project Designs New 2-1-1 Mobile Search Platform Social Determinants of Health & The Pathways Hub 2nd Quarter State Data Download the Washington 2-1-1 2nd Quarter Newsletter 2018 

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2018 3RD QUARTER NEWSLETTER

Download our quarterly newsletters to keep up with the latest news from Washington 211.Find out about: Text “Opioid” to 898-211 Project Healthier Washington – Practice Transformation Support Hub 3rd Quarter State Data Download the Washington 2-1-1 3rd Quarter Newsletter 2018 

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FREE TAX PREPARATION 2019

Do you have low to moderate income? If so you may be able to get free help filing your taxes with the help of two free programs, VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and AARP Tax-Aide. These programs have trained volunteers which can assist in completing and filing your basic tax return, including claiming the EITC…

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COMPLETE EATS PROGRAM RETURNS!

Do you have SNAP or EBT food benefits? If you shop at Safeway stores in Washington, and spend $10 on fruits and vegetables with your EBT card and Safeway Club Card you will receive a $5 coupon for your next purchase. The program restarted on December 1st 2018. To find out more visit: www.doh.wa.gov/CompleteEats. The Washington…

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SUPPORT WASHINGTON 211 THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH AMAZONSMILE!

Want to support Washington 211? Hit the Easy Button this holiday season and shop Amazon with the link below. Your eligible purchases on Amazon.com automatically donate 0.5% of the price to Washington 2-1-1. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Washington 211 every time you shop, at no cost to you.…

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TAX PREPARATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The IRS programs VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) need more volunteers to provide this vauable free service to low-income and older adults. Interested in volunteering? Visit https://www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-tax-volunteers, watch the video below to learn more about this opportunity.

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HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Need help for the holidays? Want to give help? 2-1-1 is your connection point for holiday assistance programs throughout Washington State. We can help you find help for Thanksgiving, Christmas, other holiday meals, and gift programs for those in need. Resources vary throughout the state and programs are being added and updated during the season.…

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VANTAGE FIRE

Red Cross is opening a shelter for anyone displaced by the Vantage Fire in the town of George, WA. The shelter is located at: George Community Hall, 403 W. Montmorency Blvd. Please dial 2-1-1 for updated information on services in the area or if you want to help. See pictures and information on the Kittitas County Sheriff…

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