|Blair County Community Action Housing Counseling Program Money Management||Information and guidance for people who want to develop and preserve assets or need assistance in obtaining and responsibly using credit, paying bills, reducing their debt burden, and managing their financial resources.||Blair||Blair County Community Action Housing Counseling Program||Blair County Community Action Agency|
|Family Savings Account Program||As an incentive to save for a goal and develop a savings plan, grant funds will be used to match a participant's savings up to a maximum of $2,000 for a two year period -- A 100% RETURN ON YOUR SAVINGS!
Each saver must set a SPECIFIC GOAL for the use of his/her savings and match. Goals may be the following:
Purchase or repair of a house
Starting or expanding a business
Purchase of a vehicle for work, education or job training.
Savings and match funds MUST be used for the goal.
A participant must promise to deposit at least $10.00 per week in a separate savings account for at least 12 months and up to 24 months at an approved financial institution. Current participating banks are: Commerce Bank, Centric Bank, M&T Bank, Mid Penn Bank, PNC Bank and Sovereign Bank.
Each saver MUST PARTICIPATE in FOUR FINANCIAL WORKSHOPS during a two year period on topics such as budgeting, savings and investing, credit and credit repair, loans, insurance, wills and tax planning. These valuable workshops are provided at no cost to the participants.
||Dauphin||Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin||Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin |
|Family Services of Western Pennsylvania Financial Literacy Classes||Free financial literacy classes on a monthly basis. Each 3 hour workshop covers basics on budgeting skills as well as information about banking. These classes target individuals who need a starting point to take control of their finances, access banking services or perhaps just need some encouragement on their path to financial self-sufficiency. The classes are offered during daytime and evening hours each month and open to the general public. Light refreshments are provided.
||Allegheny||Economic Empowerment||Family Services of Western Pennsylvania|
|Independent Living Services||Consumer controlled services include training designed to increase self-reliance, living skills and enhance self-confidences such as cooking, budgeting, housing search, benefits counseling and home maintenance skills. Training is also available to empower people with disabilities to speak for themselves and others. Information and resource materials are available related to disability issues.||Cumberland||Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania||Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILP)|
|Interfaith Human Services - Money Management and Representative Payee Services||provides money management counseling and/or representative payee services||Centre||Interfaith Human Services - Program||Interfaith Human Services|
|North Hills Community Outreach - Smart Investments||Responds to the short-term financial needs with an event-induced crisis while equipping them with financial literacy skills to avoid future crises. Grants up to $500 per individual may be made to help prevent short-term need from becoming long-term need.||Allegheny||Smart Investments||North Hills Community Outreach|
|Prosperity Center||Money managment, budgeting classes - dealing with debt and bad credit, tips on spending & saving.
Help with applications for state & federal benefits also available.
11 free financial literacy classes offered, community computers & employment center available. Mobile classes available & Adult Literacy & GED Classes offered||Dauphin||Northern Dauphin Human Services Center||Northern Dauphin Human Services Center |
|South Hills Interfaith Movement - Smart Investments||Smart Investments responds to the short-term financial needs of women with an event-induced crisis (loss of job, medical issue, death) while equipping them with long-term financial skills to avoid future crises. Smart Investments also provides an incentive savings program to safeguard against future pitfalls. Smart Investments is made possible by funding through the United for Women campaign of the United Way of Allegheny County and the partnership of South Hills Interfaith Ministries, North Hills Community Outreach, and NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania.||Allegheny||South Hills Interfaith Movement Family Support Programs||South Hills Interfaith Movement|
|Ursuline Support Services - Money Management Program||Assists low-income elderly persons who have difficulty with their financial affairs and have problems maintaining their finances. This program matches trained volunteers with seniors that need help budgeting and assuring their bills are paid on time. The volunteers prepare bills for payment, assist with checking writing, and balance checkbooks. One of the core concepts of the program is to keep seniors financially independent while assuring that all their monthly obligations are met.||Allegheny||Ursuline Support Services||Ursuline Support Services|