Financial Security

At United Way of Greater Mercer County, we address the obstacles that prevent working families from getting ahead financially. We help families meet their basic needs while gaining the financial capability to plan for and accomplish, their long-term financial goals. For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, we are here to help. View the 2018-2019 Financial Security At A Glance flyer...

Free Tax Program

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program offers families and individuals making less than $65,000 FREE tax return preparation by trained and IRS certified volunteers. Learn more...

IRS Tax Volunteer

You can train to become a volunteer tax preparer or greeter at one of our many partner sites! Trainings start in the Fall and test certification is required by January 15th in order to be eligible to participate in the current tax year.Learn more...

College Readiness

College Financial Aid 

We assist families, both the student and the parents, to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This service is offered for free to students in our community. Learn more...

College Admission Essay Help

College-bound students learn from our experts how to reflect the best of themselves and tell a compelling story to get into the college(s) of their choice. Learn more...

Benefit Access

Using Single Stop technology, Benefit Enrollers evaluate a household's financial status and connect them to federal bresources including NJSNAP (food assistance) and health insurance. Benefits Enrollers can be found in multiple locations throughout the county including the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and Arm In Arm. Working with trusted partners allows us to minimize barriers to accessing available resources. Learn more...

Credit and Money Management Workshops 

Get your finances organized and create manageable goals that lead to success. Learn the following from a HOPE Financial Wellbeing Coach:

  • basics of making a budget
  • how to read a credit report
  • how to correct errors on your credit report that affect your credit rating

Virtual Workshop via Zoom
August 21, 2021
11 AM-12:30 PM
Register by August 20

In partnership with Operation Hope

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