October 2017

Learn about the Money Smart Week activities here!

Money Smart Week Begins October 23rd  
 
Join us for a week filled with activities and workshops to help everyone learn more about money and how to manage it! You'll have the opportunity to learn how to shop and cook on a budget, reduce utility bills through home winterization, monitor credit, plan for end-of-life changes, and more. Money Smart Week is designed to help people at any stage of life and financial means.
 
All events are free and open to the public.No registration required.  


South Central Opioid Summit event attendees heard from many people in recovery, reminding us of the potential for progress. Every person there wondered, "What more can I, can we, be doing?"

United Way Agencies are Addressing the Addiction Fight 

"I ask that you join the fight for a community that is not only resilient against the larger forces at play, but also one which responds swiftly and effectively when a neighbor needs it, and one which deeply supports recovery from addiction or other trauma. Let's fight side by side so that everyone has the opportunity for a safe and healthy life."

In early October, executive director Efrat Feferman attended the first South Central Opioid Summit, organized by Monroe County government officials. Hundreds came together to discuss the epidemic that has gripped our community, like so many across the nation. Monroe County saw the worst in recent months as a rash of overdoses from heroin and synthetic marijuana dominated headlines. The count one day reached 15.


Indiana University recently kicked-off their 2017-2018 Campaign!

United We Fight. United We Win.
 
Thanks to these organization for hosting us at their individual kick-off events and for their commitment to investing in the financial, educational, and overall well-being of our community.
  • Comcast
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University Foundation
  • First Financial Bank
  • Monroe County Government 
Want to learn more about how you or your group can make a difference in our community by raising funds? Interested in having a United Way representative give a presentation to your group? Contact Sarah Taylor at sarah@monroeunitedway.org today!   
 

Open Enrollment Begins November 1st -- Are you ready?

Health Insurance Enrollment Begins
November 1 
 
The Affordable Care Act Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment for 2018 begins November 1st and ends December 15th. This is a shorter season than it has been in the past, so don't delay in selecting a plan!

For those with questions or concerns navigating the Marketplace, Indiana Navigators are available to help. Go here to find a list of Navigators who can assist you free of charge.

For more information or to find a Navigator near you, visit monroeunitedway.org/healthcare.
 

Not all heroes wear capes. Volunteer with the Free Community Tax Service today!

Volunteer for the Free Community Tax Service! 
 
Do you enjoy problem solving and helping people? Then you just might be a future Tax Hero! 

The Free Community Tax Service, led by the United Way, is seeking volunteers for the 2018 tax season. Volunteers  assist low- and moderate-income residents file federal and state returns for no charge, claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, and receive 100% of their refund quickly and easily. Last year's volunteers helped local residents file nearly 2,400 tax returns.
 
Training is provided -- no experience necessary. Visit monroeunitedway.org/TaxHero, call 812-334-8370 ext.11, or email amy@monroeunitedway.org for detailed information.
 

Healthcare Open Enrollment Begins November 1st -- Don't miss out!

Upcoming Events

Prepare for Your Dream Job, Today!
Monday, October 23
Money Smart Week
Learn more here

Shop & Cook Healthy Food on a Budget
Tuesday, October 24
Money Smart Week
Learn more here

Save Money on Energy Bills
Tuesday, October 24
Money Smart Week
Learn more here

Credit Topics: Slash Your Debt/Protect Your Identity
Wednesday, October 25
Money Smart Week
Learn more here
 
Get Credit Smart
Wednesday, October 25
Money Smart Week
Learn more here

Thursday, October 26
Money Smart Week
Learn more here
 
Basic Estate Planning
Thursday, October 26
Money Smart Week
Learn more here

Money & Emotions/Wants vs. Needs
Friday, October 27
Money Smart Week
Learn more here
 
ACA Open Enrollment
November 1 - December 15
Learn more at monroeunitedway.org/healthcare 
  
 

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United Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization that improves  people's lives by addressing critical needs today and working to reduce those needs tomorrow. Through our Community Action Fund, Priority Funds, and grant initiatives, we work with 25 member agencies and other community partners to focus resources on the building blocks for a better life: education, earnings, and the essentials.
 
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