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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.


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...


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...


Using Single Stop technology, trained Community Benefits Enrollers evaluate a household's financial status and connect them to federal benefits including NJSNAP (food assistance) and health insurance. Community Benefits Enrollers and Connectors 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. If you need assistance contact an enroller at 609-637-4917.