Annually, Fellowship Place collaborates with Yale student volunteers from the VITA program to make certain clients who are part of the agency’s Supported Employment program get their income taxes prepared for free. Due to the pandemic, this year the tax clinic was a virtual event. The agency provided phones, laptop computers, and counselor assistance to help each client upload his/her documents to the Yale volunteers and hold a virtual meeting to prepare the tax forms. This all took a little extra effort, but we got the job done. Most of our clients have already received their refunds!
A special thank you to Aaron Farr and Rachel Handler, the VITA Coordinators at Yale, for working through the unique challenges we had this year so that the annual Income Tax Clinic could still happen.