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United Way Strategic Initiatives


Project Access NOW (PANOW) is a United Way Strategic Health Initiative that helps low-income, uninsured patients access needed medical care and prescriptions through collaboration with clinics, regional hospitals, and more than 2,500 volunteer healthcare providers.


Earn It, Keep It, Save It builds financial stability through free tax-prep help to people with low to moderate incomes.

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211info is United Way's Strategic Partner offering a free information and social service referral hotline. If you are looking for services in the Portland/Vancouver metro area, please dial 2-1-1 on your phone for a toll-free call.


The Community Relief Fund is a collective effort of area funders administered through United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. It helps families in the four-county Portland-Vancouver area with emergency food, rent, utility and prescription assistance. Donations are distributed to community-based organizations in all four counties, based on where the needs are most acute and which issues are most critical.

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