Capital Region Community Dashboard

Welcome to the Community Assessment Online

The United Way of the Capital Region, Harrisburg Regional Chamber, West Shore Chamber of Commerce, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties partnered to conduct a comprehensive assessment of life in our community. “Life in the Capital Region: 2014 Assessment of Our Community” examined health and human service issues in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties through the lens of health, education, income and basic needs – the building blocks for a quality life.

The assessment provided a wealth of information for our community to better understand human service issues, challenges and opportunities. Based on the work of the assessment, this Community Dashboard has been created to serve as a web-based resource for residents in the Capital Region to access data and information on key indicators that impact the lives of us all.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:30 AM

Low- to moderate-income working families can receive free tax preparation services January 27 - April 15 at sites in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties.  


The effort is part of the Money in Your Pocket Campaign, a community collaboration of organizations committed to the economic stability of local families. The program aims to increase use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The EITC is a tax refund offered by the federal government to supplement wages for low-income workers.  


Volunteers will prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) program, which is designed to provide low-income families with help completing federal and state returns, and obtaining tax credits. This year, people who earned wages of less than $56,000 may be eligible for assistance. 

For more information, contact United Way of the Capital Region at 717.724.4077 or by e-mail at miyp@uwcr.org. 
 

Monday, January 27, 2020 11:30 AM

FREE TAX PREPARATION FOR WORKING FAMILIES 

Low- to moderate-income working families can receive free tax preparation services January 27 - April 15 at sites in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties.  


The effort is part of the Money in Your Pocket Campaign, a community collaboration of organizations committed to the economic stability of local families. The program aims to increase use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The EITC is a tax refund offered by the federal government to supplement wages for low-income workers. 

 
Volunteers will prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) program, which is designed to provide low-income families with help completing federal and state returns, and obtaining tax credits. This year, people who earned wages of less than $56,000 may be eligible for assistance. 

For more information and a list of sites, contact United Way of the Capital Region at 717.724.4077 or by e-mail at miyp@uwcr.org. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:00 PM

Join the American Lung Association’s eight-week quit smoking program, conveniently held at the Friendship Center.  Hundreds of thousands of people have become smokefree through a Freedom From Smoking® Group Clinic which offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting smoking.

Overseen by a certified facilitator, you will learn:

  • How to know if you’re really ready to quit
  • Medications that can increase your success
  • Lifestyle changes to make quitting easier
  • How to prepare for your quit day
  • Coping strategies for managing stress & avoiding weight gain
  • How to stay smokefree for good

Freedom From Smoking Group Quit Program
Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m.

Friendship Center 5000 Commons Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17112​

Call (717)236-1317 or email amy.lauver@ymcaharrisburg.org to RSVP.  Our first session starts on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m.

Visit Lung.org/ffs for more information about the program or our online Freedom From Smoking® Plus if a Group Clinic isn’t right for your quit. 

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