The main feature of Financial Services is the Center For Family Prosperity (CFP). This is a collaboration of the City of Gainesville, Hall County Government, Brenau University, Georgia Mountain Food Bank and the United Way of Hall County and it is designed to help working families improve their financial position. 

This program offers:

  • Financial Emergency Assistance is available to eligible families.
  • Financial Education Courses
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites (VITA)– free income tax preparation-This program is a national initiative of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that offers FREE tax help to low- to moderate-income families. IRS certified and trained volunteers help prepare basic tax returns and help working families access special tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly for which they may qualify. VITA sites are generally located at convenient locations. Each location offers free electronic filing. Contact freetaxprep@gainesville.org to make an appointment. Send your name, phone number, and best time to call.

Volunteers are needed during the tax season to assume different roles.

To volunteer, make an appointment or for more information, call 770-503-3330.