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24/7, Help is Just a Phone Call or Click Away

2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that provides free and confidential information on local resources for food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. 2-1-1 is also the number to call to schedule your VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) appointment. Call 2-1-1 (or 1-866-892-9211) anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to link to vital services in the community. You can also download the South Carolina 2-1-1 app (Google Play or Apple App Store) and keep this resource at your fingertips. This service is free and is available in multiple languages. Learn more.


Tough Times Toolkit

Tough Times Tool-Kit

Download our Tough Times Tool-Kit for information on community resources such as food pantries, housing assistance, legal services, utilities assistance, medical clinics, employment & education services, transportation, AmeriCorps locations, Benefit Banks, IDA, VITA, and Money Smart Classes. Download the toolkit in English or Spanish.


Free In Person Income Tax Preparation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are open annually from late January until April 15 for individuals and families with household incomes of $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. During the tax season, schedule your appointment for free, in-person tax preparation assistance by calling 2-1-1. Learn more.


Free Online Income Tax Preparation

If your household earned less than $66,000 in 2017, you can file both your federal and state returns for free using Whether your file in multiple states, work freelance, have a side gig, or earn investment income, MyFreeTaxes is completely free for individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2017. MyFreeTaxes is powered by H&R Block's premium software, so filing is easy, secure and guaranteed to be 100% accurate. The software scans for any tax credit that you're entitled to, making sure you get your maximum refund. If you have questions along the way, IRS-certified specialists are ready to answer your questions in real time. Click to get started.


Prescription Savings Card Program

United Way and FamilyWize have joined forces to help people gain access to more affordable prescription medication. Everyone is eligible- insured and uninsured. Simply download and print your free card and show it to the pharmacy to get the best price on your prescription medication every time. Learn more.



Identify Available Benefits in One Stop

The SC Benefit Bank provides easy access to a "bank" of resources and assist people in filling out applications for multiple resources, all at one location. No longer do people have to wait in line at several different agencies or figure out what benefits are available to them. To find Benefit Bank locations in Pickens County, contact us.



Employment Services

United Way of Pickens County serves as an SC Works Access Point for job search services. We offer access to a computer and many of the core services you would find at the comprehensive and satellite SC Works Workforce Centers. For more information, contact us.