United Way empowers people to get on stable financial ground with proven methods like job training, financial wellness classes and more. The result is thriving communities where everyone has more opportunity to succeed. When people are able to find decent jobs, provide for their families and save for the future, they and their children are more likely to enjoy healthy lives and succeed in school.
Here is a list of Our Partners working toward Financial Stability.
American Credit Counseling Service (ACCS) provides financial education to those in need. In June of 1989, in response to requests from the United Way, ACCS began providing one-to-one credit counseling to clients struggling to get on firm financial footing. in addition to individually-tailored financial education and counseling, ACCS also conducts seminars and workshops for the public, free of charge. ACCS also staffs a toll-free telephone number for consumers seeking free credit and financial advice.
The ACCS maintains a policy of lowering or waiving fees for consumers, the majority of whom are low-income.