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Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Tax Preparation and Other Events in February

Monday February 4, 2013

Media Contact: Debbie Belt, 574-6587 (office)
303-6167 (cell)

Neighborhood Place Partners Offer
Free Tax Preparation and Other Events in February

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free tax preparation and a wealth of other valuable services in February including free health screenings, a homebuyer workshop and credit planning class, an African American Read In plus an opportunity for youth ages 14-19 to participate in a teen pregnancy prevention study. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit

Free Tax Preparation at multiple Neighborhood Place locations, provided by VITA volunteers
  • Feb. and March, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 810 Barret (1st Floor Conference Room), 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Feb. 6 and 20, Northwest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Feb. 7 from 2 -6 p.m. and Feb. 14 from 3 – 7 p.m. at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave.
  • Feb 11, 25 & March 4, 11, 25, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Road, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Feb. 18, Self-File Tax Return at Farnsley Middle School (near Cane Run Neighborhood Place), 4- 8 p.m.
Walk-ins accepted at these sites and most Neighborhood Place locations offer self-file opportunities.
Call 2-1-1 or visit for eligibility information, required documentation, a full list of other VITA sites as well as information about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Feb. 5, Energy Management Workshops at Urban Government Center, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Located at 810 Barret Ave, Room 347. Call 636-9276 for more information.
Participants of this workshop receive “do-it-yourself” weatherization tips, energy-saving information plus free supplies including plastic and tape to seal around windows. Sponsored by Project Warm and 810 Neighborhood Place.

Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, PACT in Action Teen Dating Violence Prevention Efforts with Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 4- 6 p.m. each Wednesday in February.
Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. Call 634-6050 for more information or visit PACT in Action, developed for teens by teens, aims to mobilize youth in the 40210 zip code to reduce the incidence of domestic violence by 10 percent by the year 2020. PACT in Action hopes to achieve this goal by first equipping youth with the knowledge and skills about teen dating violence; and by enhancing adult and community members' knowledge and skills to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors to support a reduction in teen dating violence in the community.

Feb. 12, "Understanding Your Credit" at First Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd. Contact Carol Hartman at 962-3174 or Paulina Michaud at 363-1449 to register. Presented by Apprisen and co-sponsored by South Jefferson and First Neighborhood Places, learn more about credit reports, scoring and credit issues.

Feb. 12, Retirement Planning at Farnsley Middle School, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Located at 3400 Lees Lane. Call Michelle Burgan at 448-9799 or Lynn Fralick at 485-6826 to register. Participants will receive guidance and tools to help prepare for retirement such as information about pension plans, savings, Roth IRA, and money mutual funds. Sponsored by Cane Run Neighborhood Place, Farnsley Community Middle School and the Benefits Firm.

Feb. 12, Health Screenings at Neighborhood Place Ujima, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6710 for more info. HIV screenings, Kidney Foundation information, cardio and blood pressure checks offered and much more.

Feb. 12, Teen Dating Violence Conversation Café at Neighborhood Place Ujima, 6:30 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 438-8336 for more info and to RSVP for dinner. Open to teens, parents and community members, PACT in Action is sponsoring this event in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Feb. 16 and 23, "CHAMPS! Camp" (Creating Healthy Adolescents through Meaningful Prevention Services) at Northwest Neighborhood Place, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for two consecutive Saturdays
Located at 4018 W. Market St. Call 485-7232 for an information packet to register.
CHAMPS! Camp is a 2-day training camp which provides youth ages 14-19 years old (males or females) the opportunity to participate in a teen pregnancy prevention study and learn more about healthy relationships. Youth are provided breakfast and lunch each day as well as incentives including a $75 VISA gift card on Day 2. Sponsored by the U of L Kent School.
Note: South Jefferson Neighborhood Place will host CHAMPS March 9 and 16, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Fairdale Playtorium, 10616 West Manslick Rd in Fairdale. Call Polly Mayer at 363-1483 to begin registering now.

Feb. 20, Introduction to Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking” at First Neighborhood Place, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Located at 1503 Rangeland Road. Call 962-3160 for more information. This brown bag lunch and learn, presented by Ellie Schweizer - a Smoking Community Health Specialist with Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, will explore reasons to stop smoking and introduce effective ways to do so.

Feb. 21, Homebuyer Workshop at Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 12- 1 p.m.
Located at 3410 Lees Lane. Call Vernon Patrick Bryant at 270/351-4545 to reserve a spot. Gain a better understanding of homebuyer basics like how different mortgages work, the benefits and costs of owning a home and credit, debt and mortgage qualifying guidelines. Sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Feb. 22, The 2013 National African American Read-In at Neighborhood Place Ujima, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Located 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6710 for more info. In recognition of Black History Month, Neighborhood Place Ujima and collaborating partners present an African American Read In as part of the 24th National African American Read In. This literacy event will involve open readings of African American authors as well as music performance and storytelling. There is also an opportunity to bring a book and trade a book.

All of February, "For the Love of Books" book drive at South Central Neighborhood Place, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day.
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave., Call 485-7135 for more information.
Share the joy of reading with others by donating gently used books for all ages to the Family Store at South Central Neighborhood Place.

Five Neighborhood Place locations will offer WeCare Program Information Sessions
Learn about LG&E’s and KU’s WeCare Program (Weatherization, Conservation Advice and Recycling Energy Program) and find ways to lower utility bills. Call 1-800-356-5467 for more info or visit
Feb. 5, 810 Neighborhood Place, 810 Barret Ave, Room 347, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Feb. 6, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Feb. 7, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place at Fairdale, 1000 Neighborhood Place, Fairdale, KY, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Feb. 8, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Feb. 14, Northwest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Louisville’s Neighborhood Place -- a partnership of Louisville Metro Government (including Community Services and Revitalization and Public Health and Wellness), Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Seven Counties -- provide one-stop centers which bring together health care, education, employment and social services at eight locations across the community. To find a Neighborhood Place in your neighborhood, please call Metro Call at 311.