Financial Education


The coalition partners with local public and private non-profits to offer financial education ranging from one-time crisis counseling to long-term intensive services. Services include one on-one personal finance counseling and mentoring, budget workshops, free credit reports and scores, and credit repair strategies. Since 2009, the coalition has partnered with various local banks to provide clients with the opportunity to open a bank account, learn about the importance of saving, and offer credit score education. Throughout the upcoming tax season, representatives will once again be available onsite at multiple VITA locations to help clients open new bank accounts and answer any financial questions or concerns. Clients seeking tax assistance services will also be provided Affordable Care Act (ACA) information.