We're here to help.
The emergence and rapid spread of this virus has caused a level of disruption in our lives that none of us could imagine just a short while ago. As many of our neighbors are potentially facing financial uncertainty from loss of income due to illness or workplace closures, our focus is to be there for those who need us most. Even if only a small number of individuals contract the virus, with schools, public facilities, events, etc. shutdown, the impacts on our community will be significant.
When a crisis like this hits our community, our hardest hit neighbors are those already struggling to make ends meet – we call them ALICE – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. They are working hard, many of them in hourly jobs with no benefits, but their financial stability can be severely impacted by one crisis – like a missed pay check.
As we have done in the past, we will continue to provide financial assistance for those experiencing the effects of closures and missed work, particularly those in the ALICE population.
Resources and Assistance related to Coronavirus
Resources and assistance is available for households impacted by and related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free Financial Services
Free Tax Filing
Although our tax sites are closed due to the Coronavirus, tax payers can still file their own tax returns online for free. RUW has a variety of FREE Tax Preparation software options available right now.
Free Financial Coaching
FREE financial coaching provides personal one-on-one coaching and mentoring that will help you create your own unique plan to achieve your financial goals.
FamilyWize reduces the costs of prescription medications for anyone with or without health insurance coverage. Download the FREE prescription assistance card now!
If you are a working household, living in the Greater Fredericksburg Area, experiencing a financial crisis for the first time please call (540) 358-5801 to see if you are eligible for ALICE financial assistance.
Support our Community
Help Rappahannock United Way support local ALICE individuals and families through these difficult times. The ALICE Assistance Fund is there to help cover the costs of housing and other expenses that threaten to derail financial stability, but we can’t do it without your support.