Financial Stability Programs

Nearly half of the families and our communities live below The Real Cost Measure. Thousands of our neighbors struggle to get by on less than $25,000 a year. Imagine the strength of our community when everyone is earning a living wage, saving for the future, and providing for their children’s college education. Those are lofty goals, but worthy of our focus.


Due to Covid-19, our VITA sites are closed until further notice.  

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you, but our main priority at this moment is to keep you and our community safe.

If you have had your taxes prepared at our Hancock site and have a question or concern, please send an email to She will direct your email accordingly. Thank you.

Visit to file your return online for FREE 

or get Virtual Assistance by visiting:

If you are interested in volunteering with VITA, please contact:

Cary Gray at or Sandy Soria at


Our tentative schedule is as follows:

ORIENTATION Required (Material Pick Up): January 13th from 6pm - 9pm

*Must Register thru Allan Hancock College (VOCE 7502, 7503, 7504)

TRAINING (thru zoom): January 16, 23, 30, February 20, 27 from 9am - 1pm

TAX PREPARATION (in-person method still to be determined): March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3,10


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See if you qualify for the CA Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) and put more money back into your pocket!

Everyone benefits when people can find jobs and access services that allow them to provide for their families and save for the future. United Way partners and programs connect people to the resources they need to become economically stable.