Banner Resources

Many community agencies offer a variety of services to San Bernardino County residents. The resources listed and linked to in this section have been compiled by the Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) as a public service. In this section you will find information on community resources by clicking the hyperlinks below.

FREE TAX SERVICES IN PERSON OR SELF-PREPARATION THROUGH THE MAY 17 EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Eligibility to In Person tax preparation requires individuals or families to have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $57,000 or less in 2020. This service is BY APPIONTMENT ONLY. For information on offices offering in person tax services click here.

Self-Preparation is for individuals or families that have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $72,000 or less in 2020, or qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  To Self-Prepare your tax return in English click here or in Spanish click here.  For IRS certified support to assist you with tax return questions and guidance call 909-515-8715, or the IRS Taxpayer hotline 800-829-1040.  For additional information see the flyers below.

You earned it. Claim it!

EatFresh.org

Find recipes for healthy, kid-friendly meals. All in one place!

Community Resource Brochure

Social Security Work Incentives

Social Security’s Ticket to Work program supports career development for people with disabilities who want to work. Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 qualify. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. The Ticket program helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence.  The Ticket program and Work Incentives allow you to keep your benefits while you explore employment, receive vocational rehabilitation and gain work experience.  For additional information, please call 866.968.7842.

Holiday Resource List

This list was compiled through our partnerships with numerous agencies serving the communities of San Bernardino County with the intent to distribute it to our communities and the agencies that serve them. It will be updated to include resources available through the end of the holiday season.

Fireplace Replacement Incentive Program

SAVE MONEY, BREATHE EASY.  Receive a big discount when you retrofit your old wood burning fireplace with a new electric or gas clean-burning, energy-efficient unit.  Call 1-855-396-3833 or visit www.aqmd.gov/fireplaceincentive.

Free GED Program

For referrals and information about the free GED program, call the Day Reporting & Reentry Services Center in your area:

Central  909.382.7800     |     High Desert  760.243.8269     |     West End  909.463.7557

Resource Databank

The Resource Databank (RDB) provides a list of resources (education, training, emergency services, etc.) and employment opportunities as a public service to the community.

Free Cell Phones and Service for Low-Income Californians

California residents who receive Supplemental Security Income, CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps), Medi-Cal and other public assistance may be eligible to receive free cell phones and service.

2-1-1 San Bernardino County

2-1-1 is a toll-free phone number that provides information and referrals for health and social services. Dialing 2-1-1 is the quickest way to access non-emergency resources for your family, your neighbors and your employees.  Dial 2-1-1 or (888) 435-7565 or search the 2-1-1 database for information on:

  • Utility Assistance
  • Support Groups
  • Counseling
  • Child Care
  • Food, Clothing or Shelter
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Aid for Elderly

California Healthcare Foundation Guide to Health Programs

This free, easy-to-use guide, provides basic information on health, nutrition and other public programs in California.

Summer Meals

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

If you can’t afford to pay your home energy bill, your home may not be safe.  The LIHEAP program may be able to help keep you and your family safe and healthy. Please click on the program brochures below for additional information.

Additional Resources

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