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Financial Opportunity Center

Financial Opportunity Center (FOC):

 

The FOC operates with three pillars to support individuals in the community. The pillars are financial coaching, access to supportive services, and workforce development.  A financial coach will meet with participants to establish spending habits, expenses, and a budget. Participants will also enroll into financial classes to change financial behavioral patterns. The participant will then be introduced to an income support specialist (ISS). The ISS will review the participant’s expenses and try to leverage resources in the community to temporarily offset some expenses to help the participant establish a positive cash flow. After a participant changes financial behavior and has a positive cash flow our workforce development team begins to address job skills and work behavior to move the participant into a job or into a higher paying position.

Walk-ins welcome!

 

 

Upcoming Premiere Classes:

   Learn How To Save $300 On Groceries!

             "Coupons by Storm"

          Thursday, April 24, 2014

                   6pm to 8pm

                        FREE!

Learn how to clip the "right" coupon, use newspaper flyers to plan your shopping trips, take advantage of the best prices at any store, learn store policies about coupons, and how to organize and make sense of coupons.

Class member will also receive:*

Access to FOC services

Free Financial Profile and Debt Analysis

Free Credit Report

Public Benefits Screening

Employment Screening

    *By individual appointment

• Class location: 15 Capital Avenue NE, downtown Battle Creek.
• Parking: State Street lot between McCamly and Capital Avenue NE.
• Entrance: On Capital Avenue across from the Kellogg Foundation building
• Cost: FREE

Register today! Call 269-788-6500 ext 2013 or email: jchapman@goodwillcmh.org

Individual  consultation available by appointment.

 

Free Income Tax Preparation* starting in January 2014

*Available for families and individuals with qualifiying household incomes

 

Financial Opportunity Center
15 Capital NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-4:30

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617 N. Mechanic St.
Jackson, MI 49202
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-4:30

Lansing Area Campus
2040 Aurelius Rd
Holt MI 48842
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-4:30