ACDS recently completed our first Financial Empowerment Workshop Series with great success! The series included a menu of six different courses aimed at providing helpful information and action plans for individuals and families seeking to improve their financial health. The Workshops complement our Financial Empowerment Counseling Program, which pairs clients one-on-one with financial advisors to stabilize and improve their financial well-being. Specific Workshop topics included:
- Budget & Money Management
- Understanding Your Credit
- Debt Management
- Banking 101
- Financial Aid Available for Education
- Should I Rent or Buy?
The six classes, which were free of charge and held at the Department of Aging and Disabilities’ accessible offices in Glen Burnie, were marketed to low and moderate income households who work with many of our partners. These partners include the Department of Social Service, the Community of Hope, the Department of Aging and Disabilities, Arundel House of Hope, the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County, and the Greater Baybrook Alliance. Our classes were collectively attended by 118 individuals, and helped ACDS enroll new clients into the Financial Empowerment Counseling Program.
Leveraging the expertise of other nonprofit organizations and private sector businesses in the area, the Workshops included guest speakers for each topic covered. Guest facilitators and ACDS counselors helped attendees broaden their understanding of the material and learn about programs and resources they may not have been aware of.
Did you miss our Financial Empowerment Workshop Series in 2017? No problem! You can still enroll in our one-on-one Financial Empowerment Counseling Program – click HERE. A second Financial Empowerment Workshop series is coming soon in 2018! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our email list for 2018 workshops.