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United Way of Stanislaus County

The United Way of Stanislaus County advances the common good by focusing on efforts to create opportunities that improve the quality of life at all levels of our community.

About Us
We will build a stronger community by partnering with and supporting programs that enhance and improve education, financial stability and healthy individuals.

The United Way of Stanislaus County partners with local organizations...

...that work to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a successful life: a quality education and programs that lead to helping children and youth achieve their potential; enough income to meet a family's basic needs and establish financial stability; and programs that improve community health and family safety.

United Way of Stanislaus County is dedicated to leading the United Way movement creating long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. So we bring together people from all across the community-government, business, faith groups, nonprofits, the labor movement, ordinary citizens-to tackle the issues. Because we all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, when people have good health.

PO Box 3066 Modesto, CA 95353

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2-1-1 Helpline

Help is now available in Stanislaus County Looking for help? Need information on: -Basic Human Services -Physical and Mental Health -Resources -Employment Support -Support for Older Americans, -Persons with Disabilities -Support for Children, Youth and Families Then you need Stanislaus County 2-1-1. An easy to remember telephone number that you can call from anywhere in Stanislaus County...even your cell phone! Simply dial "211" from any telephone in Stanislaus County and you should be connected with a live operator to help.

VolunteerCenter of United Way of Stanislaus County

The VolunteerCenter connects people with volunteer opportunities, matching the skills, interests and talents of individuals or groups with the needs of community organizations. Volunteering is easy, rewarding, and fun! Finding volunteer opportunities in Stanislaus County is easy! Be the Change...Volunteer! Together we can make a difference! For additional information about becoming a volunteer or joining our network of agencies, please contact the VolunteerCenter at: 209-524-1307 or volunteer@uwaystan.org.

Bank on Stanislaus

Bank on Stanislaus County is a joint effort of the United Way of Stanislaus County, State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, local Financial Institutions, and local nonprofit organizations. With United Way of Stanislaus County serving as the organizing agent, the collaborating organizations set a goal to set Stanislaus County residents on the path to financial mobility by helping them open a low-cost starter bank account and access the education necessary to manage it successfully. Our Mission and Goal Following in the footsteps of more than 70 Bank On initiatives across the United States, Bank on Stanislaus County's mission is to provide financial education to the community and bring the unbanked or under-banked individuals into the financial mainstream by connecting them with low-cost starter accounts. Our goal is to empower individuals with the tools to effectively and efficiently manage their finances. What We Offer: 1) Starter Accounts Our partnering financial institutions offer a starter bank account with the following features: -No or low-cost accounts - No monthly minimum balance requirements - Waiver/Refund one set of NSF/overdraft fees per year - Allow acceptable forms of identification, including the Matricula Consular Card and Individual Taxpayer Identification numbers (ITIN) For individuals who are on Chexsystems and in need of a second chance account, you can still open an account through one of our partnering financial institutions. 2)Financial Education Workshops Learn to manage your new account by attending one of our financial educational workshops hosted at partnering non-profit agencies. Through our workshop you will learn: - how to manage your new checking or savings account. - how to reduce debt. - how to establish a savings. For more information on Bank on Stanislaus County call Stanislaus County 2-1-1 Information and Referral Center simply by dialing 2-1-1 (or 1-877-211-7826) to be connected to a call specialist who will refer you to a partnering bank or credit union near you, or go to www.bankonstanislauscounty.ca.gov.

FamilyWize Prescription Discount Cards

FamilyWize essentially acts like a huge consumer group buying service for the uninsured and underinsured. The discounts and savings on medications are provided voluntarily by the more than 61,000 participating pharmacies that have agreed to provide prices similar to what they give large insurance companies and employers. All funding for the FamilyWize program is provided by part of the dispensing fee that is included in the cost of medicines when a FamilyWize card is used to save you money, and by in-kind donations and reduced costs from the program sponsors. It’s easy to use a FamilyWize Card. There are no forms to fill out, waiting period or registration. The card is really just like a reusable prescription coupon on all FDA approved medicines. Anyone in your family, your work, your church or your neighborhood can use it. Immediately. You can even use it if you have health insurance, both during deductible periods and for anything your insurance does not pay for. You ALWAYS get the lowest price. Your cost will be the discount price with the FamilyWize card or the pharmacy's usual and customary retail price, whichever is lower. You are responsible for the entire payment of the prescription medicine purchased after any discounts are applied. The FamilyWize card cannot lower the co-pay for medicine covered by insurance.