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Get your taxes prepared for free with CA$H Greater Portland

CA$H Greater Portland will be launching its 2022 free tax preparation service this February with three options to prioritize the health and safety of our tax filers, IRS-certified volunteers, partners, and staff.

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Child Tax Credit cuts childcare costs for York County family

For many families, childcare is a growing expense. Lindsey and her husband, Jonathan, pay $18,000 in childcare costs for their two daughters. Even as a dual income household, the family could not cover the amount without compromise.

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Cassandra puts community, family first with tax credits  

From her family to her community, Cassandra prioritizes helping others.

“No matter what I do in life, I’m always going to help people…that’s what I love,” said Cassandra. 

In her personal life, Cassandra cares for her three-year-old son Tyson and is always free to lend a hand to friends and family. But her selflessness doesn’t stop there. As a student and professional Cassandra gives back to her community. It all started when Cassandra was a practicum student, working toward her associate degree. 

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2021 United Way Virtual Bus Tour

Jump aboard United Way of Southern Maine’s Virtual Bus Tour with superstar volunteer drivers Rodney Mondor (UW Emcee) and Carolyn Brady (former Miss Maine)! We will visit five funded partner programs across Cumberland and York County. At each… Read More

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Nelma’s Story: First Job Inspires New Future for Formerly Homeless Teen

 First Job Inspires New Future for Formerly Homeless Teen Learn to Earn Helps Teens Like Nelma Get Vital Job Experience Nelma needed a job. For nearly two months, the Portland teenager submitted application after application, without success. Even… Read More

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Vivian’s dreams are coming true thanks to Women United

Vivian’s dreams are coming true thanks to Women United One mother’s story of resilience – working for a better life for her children                   Women United is helping mothers and their… Read More

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Women United and Project WIN was Fatouma’s “light in the darkness”

Women United and Project WIN was Fatouma’s “light in the darkness” Help women like Fatouma achieve their dreams in Southern Maine United Way of Southern Maine‘s Women United is helping mothers and their children in Greater Portland achieve their dreams. One of those women is Fatouma. In November of… Read More

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How One Mom Manages Life’s Financial Curveballs

How One Mom Manages Life’s Financial Curveballs EITC and United Way Help Working Families Like Lisa’s Reach Financial Freedom Lisa has the kind of unshakable spirit that comes from living in a 100-year-old farmhouse in a rural town…. Read More

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Financial Metamorphosis, One Local Mom’s Journey

Financial Metamorphosis, One Local Mom’s Journey How the EITC & United Way are Supporting Josie’s Journey to Self-Sustainability  Josie loves animals. Her love is so deep that when she talks about her financial picture today and where she hopes… Read More

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Amber’s EITC and CTC Story

 Amber’s EITC and CTC Story Amber, a small business owner, and mother of two, relies on the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit that she accesses through CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Maine to… Read More

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