Featured Financial Literacy Program to Highlight California Financial Literacy Month (April 2013)
The CAFLM Blog will feature financial literacy programs in March and April to highlight California Financial Literacy Month, April 2013. To feature your financial literacy program, see the CAFLM Blog post dated February 20, 2013.
Today we are highlighting:
Financial Opportunity Center – North County Lifeline
Financial, employment, and income support coaching services are bundled together to assist individuals in reaching goals of economic stability. Services are offered in English and Spanish at the Crown Heights Resource Center located in Oceanside, CA (San Diego County).
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Career exploration, stabililty planning (childcare, housing, transportation, etc.), employment skill building (resume building, job search assistance, time management, conflict resolution, etc.), navigation of educational systems, ongoing support for employment retention.
FINANCIAL COACHING: Budgeting and debt reduction, developing a savings plan and setting financial goals, eviction prevention, banking education, free tax preparation.
INCOME SUPPORTS COACHING: Application assistance and advocacy with programs such as: Food Stamp/CalFresh, mediCal or Healthy Families, WIC, utility assistance.
- Conducted four workshops on couponing for the month of March (2 English and 2 Spanish), which will be concluded with a couponing contest among participants to see who saved the most using coupons.
- As a way to celebrate Financial Literacy Month, we will facilitate a using and managing credit class for NCLL employees on April 18 at 1pm.
Bilingual Lead Financial Coach
North County Lifeline – FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER