Office Space available: 2,500 square feet, cubicles, private bathroom, kitchen area, small offices, large space, multiple points of access for public and employees and 11 parking spaces. Call 219-464-9736 if interested.

WELCOME ALEXIS | Alexis Brandt is our new volunteer with the Energy Assistance Program. She worked for 42 years as a nurse in the medical, surgical and educational arenas of the industry. Read Alexis' story. 

WELCOME ALEXIS | Alexis Brandt is our new volunteer with the Energy Assistance Program. She worked for 42 years as a nurse in the medical, surgical and educational arenas of the industry. Read Alexis' story. 

support us while shopping!

PCACS is registered as a charitable organization at smile.amazon.com. 
When you shop through this Web site, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible purchases to PCACS. 

AmazonSmile is a Web site, operated by Amazon, that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features that you find on Amazon.com.

On your first visit, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive the donations. Then AmazonSmile will remember your selection and future eligible purchases you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to PCACS. 

In order for the purchases to count, you must shop through the Smile Web site each time vs. the regular Amazon Web site.

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Thank you Nipsco!

We are so appreciative of the support that we received from NIPSCO. The company has sponsored our new TV, which will be enjoyed by our clients and utilized by our staff for training.

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Chair lift available

We have received a like-new Acorn chair lift as a donation from a community member!
Do you know someone who could use this?
It would need to be picked up and installed by the recipient's family or friends.
We would be happy to accept a donation for the stair lift if the recipient wishes to do so.
It is not too heavy and will fit easily in the back of a pick-up truck.
Contact Bruce Lindner at 219-464-9736 or email bhlindner@portercountyacs.org for questions or if interested.

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Tax assistance appointments available

The United Way of Porter County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is now accepting appointments for the 2018 tax season.

This free tax preparation service is open to individuals whose adjusted gross income is $54,000 or less and is staffed by IRS-certified volunteers that file both federal and state tax returns.

“For many in our community, finding affordable tax preparation assistance can be a daunting task when money is tight,” said Kim Olesker, president and CEO of United Way of Porter County, in a news release. “This program provides a vital safety net for low-wage earners struggling to make ends meet.”

The program is made possible with support from the IRS and JPMorgan Chase Foundation. The program runs through Monday, April 16. Daytime appointments are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and on some Saturdays.

Participants must schedule an appointment to utilize the service. Beyond meeting the income threshold criteria, additional documents and information is required. For program requirements and to make an appointment, click here.

Spirit Awards celebrate volunteers

Now through Feb. 16, United Way of Porter County is seeking nominations for remarkable volunteers to be honored at their second annual Spirit Awards.

As an initiative of the United Way Regional Volunteer Center program, the Spirit Awards recognizes amazing volunteer activities happening throughout the Region.

“Spirit Awards are about everyday passionate, courageous and self-sacrificing individuals who exhibit what it means to live united,” said Kim Olesker, president and CEO of United Way of Porter County, in a news release. “There are some amazing volunteers out there and we want to be sure they are recognized for their hard work.”

In 2017, United Way received 35 nominations from across the Region with seven winners being chosen: Mike Baranko (Chesterton), Kathy Conn (Valparaiso), Chuck Harris (Valparaiso), Jeff Meyers (Valparaiso), Eugene and Jeanne Wease (Crown Point), Marilyn Wynn (Gary) and Mark Zimmerman (Valparaiso).

Nominations from throughout Northwest Indiana are welcome. Award recipients will be selected by a committee of volunteers and winners will be notified the week of Feb. 26.

Winners and nominees will be honored at United Way’s Annual Community Celebration on March 22 at the Spa Event Center in Porter. Celebration activities begin at 5:30pm. Tickets are $25 per person. Spirit Awards winners will receive comped tickets.

To nominate a volunteer or RSVP for the event, click here.