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As of Friday, March 29, 2019, the Financial Coaching offered at the Volunteer Lawyers Network will no longer be available.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Financial Coaching Program that partnered the program has decided not to extend it at this time.

In light of that change we want to share some alternate resources you may find of use.

 

Local Resource Guide

In this guide, you will find local resources for areas that may support your financial goals. This list is not exhaustive, and may not include many resources available locally. Local affiliates of national services may vary in quality and availability. The CFPB and AFSC /Magellan Federal are not endorsing any one program but rather providing a list of possibilities. You may visit the links or contact organizations using the information provided to find more information.

Job Preparation
[Name of Organization][General Contact Information][Services offered]
Goodwillhttps://www.goodwilleasterseals.orgJob training programs.
Daily-Workhttp://daily-work.org/Job skills training, resume help, etc.
MN Deed Communicationshttps://mn.gov/deedMN Employment and Economic Development provide information about grant programs, innovative projects, and job resources.
Housing
Housing and Urban Development Minnesotahttps://www.hud.gov/states/minnesotaOffers a range of housing resources.
Project Homehttps://interfaithaction.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={AD9C1F79-60E0-4098-BA3F-BE26421F3A9A}Project Home engages area faith communities to provide emergency shelter space and volunteer support for Ramsey County families facing homelessness.
Heading Home Ramseyhttps://www.headinghomeramsey.org/about-usHHR is the Continuum of Care for Ramsey County made up of a coalition of social service providers, housing providers, philanthropic partners, business, community, government and citizens working together to create and implement cost effective solutions to ending homelessness.
Emergency Services
Catholic Charitieshttps://cctwincities.orgProvide emergency overnight shelter, affordable housing, mental health services, healthcare, early childhood education, and more.
Salvation Armyhttps://salvationarmynorth.orgProvides basic needs assistance, housing, rehabilitation, disaster relief, counseling and more to help the poor, hungry, and homeless.
Alternative Services to Financial Coaching
Lutheran Social Serviceswww.lssmn.orgFinancial Counseling, debt management plans, range of other services as needed.
Prepare + Prosperhttp://prepareandprosper.org/Free tax services and offer volunteer financial coaches.
Money for Two Workshops, LLChttp://moneyfortwoworkshops.comFinancial coaching, faith and finance for couples, fee for service only.
Veteran Advocacy
Project Got Your Backhttps://www.projectgotyourback.orgTeam approach to connecting veterans and military families with a variety of resources and support.
Veterans Administrationhttps://www.minneapolis.va.gov/Healthcare, benefits, jobs to support veterans and their families.
Other
Exodus Lendingwww.exoduslending.orgA non-profit that provides loans at 0% interest with monthly payments for a year or less to pay off payday loans of $1,000.00 or less.
Mental Health Connectwww.mhconnect.org

 

A non-profit that helps individuals and families navigate community based mental health resources.

 

Federal Public Resources

In this guide, you will find local resources for areas that may support your financial goals. This list is not exhaustive, and may not include many resources available locally. Local affiliates of national services may vary in quality and availability. The CFPB and AFSC /Magellan Federal are not endorsing any one program but rather providing a list of possibilities. You may visit the links or contact organizations using the information provided to find more information.

Job Preparation
American Job CentersFind a location near you.
https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/service-locator.aspx
Department of LaborMore information about finding a job.
https://www.dol.gov/general/audience/aud-unemployed
Housing
Find a Housing CounselorFor advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/find-a-housing-counselor/
Public HousingFind out about public housing and eligibility.
https://www.hud.gov/
National Fair Housing Alliance The only national organization dedicated solely to ending discrimination in housing. Find local help.
https://nationalfairhousing.org/

https://nationalfairhousing.org/get-local-help/

Emergency Services
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)If you’re the victim of a natural disaster, the Disaster Survivor Assistance Program can help you access programs to help you recover.
https://www.fema.gov/disaster-survivor-assistance-program
American Red Cross Disaster relief and recovery. Find open shelters during an emergency. Post-emergency recovery. Offers military and Veteran services such as emergency communication and financial assistance. Find your local chapter.
https://www.redcross.org/get-help.html

https://www.redcross.org/find-your-local-chapter.html

US Department of AgricultureChild and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Find emergency shelters and resources.
https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/emergency-shelters

https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/cacfp-contacts

 

Federal Public Resources (cont.)

 

Alternative Services to Financial Coaching
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

What is Credit Counseling?

Locate a reputable credit counseling organization.
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/what-is-credit-counseling-en-1451/
National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) is an American nonprofit organization that provides access to financial counseling services for consumers.
https://www.nfcc.org/our-services/
Financial Counseling Association of America (FCAA)An FCAA member agency can help with multiple financial issues that may be causing stress to you and your loved ones. Explore financial topics and find a local credit counselor.
https://fcaa.org/consumer-advice/

https://fcaa.org/find-a-credit-counselor/

Association of Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE®)Find an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®)
https://www.afcpe.org/find-an-afc
Veteran Advocacy
National Archives: Veteran’s Service RecordsRequest your Military Service records online, by mail, or by fax.
https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records
US Department of Veteran Affairs: Explore VAExplore benefits that help Veterans thrive
https://explore.va.gov/?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=november-veteransday-monthly_11.1&utm_term=header-image-page&utm_content=homepage-application-all-null
Disabled American VeteransResources for job searching, assistance for Veterans’ benefits claims, rides for Veterans attending medical appointments
www.Dav.org
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of AmericaVeteran non-profit and advocacy organization that services Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
https://iava.org/
Vietnam Veterans of AmericaVeteran non-profit and advocacy organization that services Vietnam Veterans.
https://vva.org/