What Happens When Hospital Waiting Rooms Become Tax Prep Sites?
Twenty percent of eligible families don’t take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Dr. Lucy Marcil and Dr. Michael Hole of Boston Medical Center hope to change this through StreetCred. Frustrated by the financial worries facing their patients, they established the program in 2015 to help make tax services more accessible.
“Our primary responsibility as pediatricians is to ensure that by the time these families leave our office, parents have an opportunity to raise healthier kids,” Hole says. “That’s why we created StreetCred.”