The Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition (CA$H stands for Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) is a group of local organizations including the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, AARP Tax-Aide, Catholic Charities, the IRS, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Literacy Orange, the DC Community Action Partnership and North East Community Center. These organizations work together to assure access to free, reliable tax preparation services, claim the credits to which they are entitled (especially the Earned Income Tax Credit) and receive information regarding services that may help them stretch their small incomes.