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CALL 2-1-1

Let us navigate the complex and ever-growing maze of health and human service providers to find the help you need.

2-1-1 is the free, confidential and bilingual phone number that serves residents of 12 counties (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Chaffee, Cheyenne, El Paso, Lincoln, Mineral, Park, Rio Grande, Saguache, and Teller), helping those in need navigate the complex and ever-growing maze of health and human service providers in their community.

At present, trained information specialists staff the hotline from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday utilizing a comprehensive database of thousands of resources including federal, state, and local government agencies, private non-profits, as well as faith and community-based organizations.

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GET YOUR TAXES FILED FOR FREE

Every year, we offer FREE tax help through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, in partnership with the IRS.

Through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Pikes Peak United Way, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), works to move people toward greater economic sufficiency by providing FREE income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with a household income of $57,000 a year or less. In addition, VITA helps taxpayers obtain eligible tax credits and valuable deductions such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Education Tax Credits and Child Care tax deductions.

Filed electronically, most refunds are returned in just 10-14 days, eliminating the need to pay high interest rates associated with many instant refund programs.

Information for 2022 VITA will be posted at the beginning of next tax season.

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The Peak Progress (QLI) Report is a community effort to look at and evaluate different components of quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. This project convenes volunteers, community members, and leaders from across the region (Vision Councils) to gather and evaluate data and create goals (referred to as “priority areas”) in various categories.

This report originated in 2007 after Howard Brooks and Jerry Smith recognized the need for benchmarking information and gathered the necessary community support and resources to publish the first edition. The 2019/2020 report seeks to move the report forward by not only focusing on indicators, but also looking for ways to take these findings and create actionable change and improve the quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. To do this, we followed the original process of creating benchmarks by comparing the Pikes Peak Region to other regions in order to see how we are doing compared to other places in the United States, as well as looking at data over time.

This report is for anyone from a general citizen to an elected representative. Based on the foundation of community groups, networks, and resources that were assembled to develop it, this highly beneficial tool provides reliable and easy to understand data with the potential and proposed steps for actionable change.