Financial Stability

Everyone should have the opportunity to improve their economic status. We fight to give people the tools to better manage their money, get on solid financial ground, and find potential for advancement. Programs include the 2-1-1 Help Hotline and VITA Free Tax Prep. We also work with partner programs to help individuals increase their earning potential and foster long-term financial stability.

Internal Programs & Initiatives

211 is a free and confidential service that connects people to the local resources they need. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives. Learn more.

Launch Point is a financial empowerment program that provides pathways for participants to increase savings, improve credit, purchase a home or car, pay off debt and increase earning potential. Launch Point offers individuals with trusted resources to help them gain greater control over their personal financial goals. Learn more.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a financial stability initiative of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. IRS-certified United Way volunteers provide free, basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals each tax season. Learn more.

The Family Collective is an initiative of the United Way of Greater Nashville, in partnership with the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. The Family Collective has expanded to Rutherford County through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Human Services. The initiative was established in 2014 to prevent and end homelessness. Families receive at least one core wrap-around service and select the service mix that best meets their needs. Learn more.

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