Visit us at the Financial Empowerment Center and use our free services to gain more control and knowledge over your finances in a welcoming and private environment.

The Financial Empowerment Center, located in the South County Government Center, provides free programs and learning opportunities open to anyone interested in improving their finances. Clients will come in and fill out an interest intake form. Once the form is filled out, they will either immediately meet one-on-one with a trained financial coach or they will set up an appointment to meet at a later date or sign up for another FEC service.

To take full advantage of the FEC services it is recommended that clients sit with a financial coach at least once.  During their first meeting with a coach, they will have their credit report run and take a financial habits survey. Over a 45-60 minute  coaching session, the coach and client will create an action plan which may include  other FEC partner services, like a workshop on loans or tax preparation. Clients can then take suggested classes and continue meeting with coaches as needed. The FEC’s goal is to provide services to empower members of the community and create better financial futures. Income and residency are not criteria to receive services.

Financial Coaching

Clients will receive one-on-one counseling from a trained coach to create a better financial future for themselves. Coaches will review the client’s credit report and financial habits to create a three to five step plan for the client to follow.

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Financial Workshops

Various financial workshops will be offered monthly. These workshops are open to anyone and participants can preregister or walk-in.

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Improve Your Credit

The FEC can help clients improve their credit score. Learn about what affects credit scores and how they are calculated. The FEC can also teach clients how to avoid scams and how to dispute false information on credit reports.

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Starting a Business

Clients can receive one-on-one business training with a professional who will help them create a business plan and develop effective strategies to succeed.

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In May 2018

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Lead Partners

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United Way NCA’s Financial Empowerment Center at South County is made possible with support from founding partner Citi Community Development.