Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
During tax season Lifeline will provide tax preparation assistance for the community through the VITA Program. This program, in partnership with the IRS, will allow low to moderate-income households to participate in free tax preparation sessions with IRS certified tax preparation volunteers. The goal is to maximize the amount of the tax return and be provided basic financial literacy information. Applicants must live in Lake County and meet program income eligibility.
This program offers financial assistance to eligible households who need car repairs. The maximum amount of assistance is $1,000 per household. All applicants must be over the age of 18 and have documented car insurance. Estimates provided by partnering mechanic businesses must document the car will remain “road worthy” after inspection. An estimate will need to be provided before assistance is approved.
View the flyer HERE.
Individual Development Account (IDA)
Financial Empowerment Classes
A ten hour financial literacy program is available to eligible Lake County residents. Each class will cover a different topic including savings for emergencies or goals, tracking expenses, dealing with debt, understanding credit scores and protecting your money. Small classes offer opportunities for interaction and skill building. The classes are offered as a series and is not offered as individual classes. A fee of $25 must be paid at time of program intake.
Click HERE to see the flier.