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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – VITA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) creates access to the single most effective, efficient national anti-poverty program in existence — the earned income tax credit for working people. And VITA volunteers make sure people get all the credits they have earned.

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Mental Health Anti-Stigma

One in six Americans deal with mental illness, and they face a stigma that can be as painful as the disease itself.


A Hole in the Bucket

I’ve been thinking about all the rambling I’ve done so far this year and I keep landing at this children’s song, “There’s a Hole in the Bucket.”  Be glad I haven’t been thinking about small worlds.  Enough said.  Anyway, the lyrics following my rambling this week.  So you can sing about my meanderings for far too...
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Losing Sight

Losing Sight I can’t stop thinking about losing sight.  This week, my mom was diagnosed with macular degeneration.  She loves to read.  She never has attached to technology so I think of ways to share her love of reading with the loss over time of her sight.  Maybe she’ll like audio books but I really don’t know.  If...
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Hope and Wreckage

Some days I’m more hopeful than others.  How about you?  Some days you do need to see Winnie the Pooh animated dancing to just take a deep breath.  Here’s the link -- I’ve been thinking a lot about wreckage.  I often thought of it in terms of cars (my mother died in a wreck...
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Don’t Fence Me Out

Hi there.  Now that the new website is here, I’m committed to rambling at least once a week.  Are you interested in rambling on my blog?  Let me know.  Seriously.  I’m open to guest blogs for things you care about.  It’s been a long two weeks here.  Almost two weeks ago, our town had an incomprehensible tragedy.  A...
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January 10, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am Jackson County Health and Human Services Building, 140 S Holly, Parkview Room 2188, Medford Larry Masterman, CEM for the city of Medford, narrates archival footage from 1989 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake near San Francisco, providing some insight into what can be expected in a...
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Here’s the end of the year blog.  I’ve been thinking about it a lot.  I’ve been stalling publishing the blog on the soon to be out of here old website and loading them into the soon to be new website.  Can’t wait.  I’m sure that’s true for some of you.   As I’ve been thinking about this, I thought about this...
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October 9, 2016

I’ve been wondering who we really are.  I recently did the 23andme thing (not a commercial but it was cool).  So are who are DNA says we are.  Where does nature/nuture come in?  I was raised by the best mom in the world and she’s my stepmom although I’ve never called or thought of her as anything other than mom. ...
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October 9, 2016

It’s been an interesting week.  I started my week with lots of campaign presentations.  Tuesday was really exciting.  I talked about the nonprofit of the future.  Could it be that most services will be delivered with technology and virtually?  Some of that is already true.  It’s an interesting premise to wonder what...
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September 27, 2016

They’re so stressed; they can’t tell a real tiger from a paper tiger.” I’ve been thinking and writing in my head every day getting ready for our new website launch.  And I keep getting from Jan; say about that blog you’re writing.  There have been so many things to write and nothing was falling out in the right order...
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We bring together our diverse population to discover and deliver solutions to the challenges which impact the health and wellbeing of all of us.


 We offer opportunity, encouragement and inspiration within our
community to care for
one another.


We provide the ability to grow, collaborate and transform for individuals, organizations and communities.


We help people fulfill their potential and improve lives in our community by informing, advocating, convening and facilitating human services.


We are honest and trustworthy providing clarity, consistency and strength in our mission.

United Way of Jackson County