Building Financial Stability
The whole community benefits when more working individuals and families are able to support themselves and get on solid financial ground. We focus on lasting solutions that lead to financial security because financially stable people are more likely to access quality healthcare, provide a good education for their children, and contribute to their local economies.
WHAT WE DO
Maintain and Increase Income
Increase opportunities to secure and sustain employment.
Financial Education and Services
Develop financial literacy skills, including banking, budgeting and savings, Educate and increase support and subsidies for families.
Increase opportunities to obtain affordable, independent housing.
FREE TAX PREP
United Way of Northwest Louisiana offers two free tax preparation programs: VITA and MyFreeTaxes.com. Volunteer Incomes Tax Assistance offers free tax preparation to those who make less than $55,000 at various locations during tax season. MyFreeTaxes.com is a free, safe and easy way to file your own taxes if you make less than $66,000 or less.
HOW WE DO IT
Bank On Northwest Louisiana helps the unbanked and underbanked achieve financial stability. Available in Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Bienville and Claiborne parishes, more than 4,000 individuals have been impacted by the program since 2016.
Lunch & Learn Program
Personal finance training to assist businesses in lowering their payroll costs and helping the unbanked and underbanked employees. Generally held during the lunch hour, the program works to reestablish relationships with safe and affordable institutions and become better managers of their personal finances.