The Second Question: Insight, Resources, Connections

03.13.13
  Since I used to work for then-Senator Joe Biden, this quote about a new app caught my eye: "Thanks to the creativity and vision of these developers, young people now have a new line of defense against violence in their lives." - Vice President 
Joe Biden
03.13.13
Last week we talked about CASH Oregon's free tax preparation assistance. And this week we wanted to share another great tax resource from supported by our strategic partners at the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette.  MyFreeTaxes.com lets filers (anyone in the U.S.) with an AGI of $57,000 or less file for free with H&R Block Online software.
03.13.13
At 211info, a few things have been at the front of our collective minds lately: parenting, the hope that can come with new beginnings and of course useful information.  And this extensive manual for parents in recovery hits the mark on all three of those interest areas. From the website: 
03.13.13
I came across this helpful website that offers people with disabilities an opportunity to achieve greater independence by providing choices in employment services and access to meaningful work in Washington State. ChooseWork.net provides the standard information about the program and who applies:
03.13.13
This is a new format for posting community events. We'd love to hear your feedback, so please email us with comments.  Find events in: Clark County Douglas County Lane County Marion County Multnomah County Yamhill County  
03.11.13
In February we shared a PDF about dental resources. Our friends at the Coalition of Community Health Clinics saw it and let us know there was an even more up-to-date and comprehensive resource list on their site. Thanks to them and we're sorry for the confusion.  Click here for a fantastic dental resource listing on the CCHC website. And please share it far and wide.   
03.06.13
Why is March a great time to do your taxes? Walk-in tax sites are less busy in March meaning a shorter wait. At CASH Oregon in the Lloyd Center and several other sites, March is when we can prepare prior year returns. AARP Tax Sites can prepare returns back to 2009. Did you know that you can get your refunds back three years! Yippee!
03.06.13
The Register-Guard covered Lane County free kids' car seats program: Sponsors at the once-a-month clinics provide and install free infant or child car seats for families that need them, and help properly install existing car seats, the agency said. The why, when and where:  New kids’ car seats are spendy, costing from about $140 up to $200 or more, depending on the model and features.
03.06.13
The Oregon Department of Human Services just dropped us the note below. Join us in taking a survey that will help them identify opportunities for improvement. Decisions are made by those who show up. So let's all show up and work together to create the best Department of Human Services possible. 
03.06.13
Thanks to those of you who gave feedback on the new Event Bulletin Board format. One addition this week is the ability to link directly to individual event information. If you have any more feedback, please email me. Thanks!