Grant from Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office helped lead to successful workshop series for more than 450 homeless and at-risk veterans
Boston, MA – January 11, 2019
National nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) announced today that it recently completed a comprehensive Operation Money Wise financial workshop series for homeless veterans at the Brockton VA. A grant from the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office helped support this 10-month workshop series that addressed the financial challenges and educational needs of homeless veterans who are recovering from challenges with mental health and addiction.
“With the generous support of the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s office, we were able to host workshops that helped benefit hundreds of our local veterans who have served this country,” said Steve Trumble, President, and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling. “This workshop series provided our local veterans with much-needed education and resources to help them move forward and achieve their financial goals.”
Through this program, ACCC was able to serve 466 at-risk veterans, more than 170 veterans than originally anticipated, over a 10 month period. The workshop series included money management workshops and one-on-one financial coaching sessions with resources to help address the specific financial challenges faced by this vulnerable population.
The Operation Money Wise workshop series featured a particular emphasis on understanding credit – a particularly important topic as credit directly impacts veterans’ ability to move towards self-sufficiency and achieve vital goals. The curriculum also focused on budgeting – its components and how to balance one throughout the year – and identity theft, including how to detect and deter it.
ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:
- For credit counseling, call 800-769-3571
- For bankruptcy counseling, call 866-826-6924
- For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
- Or visit us online at ConsumerCredit.com
About American Consumer Credit Counseling
American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a nonprofit credit counseling 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial management through credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling and financial education concerning debt solutions. In order to help consumers reach their goal of debt relief, ACCC provides a range of free consumer personal finance resources on a variety of topics including budgeting, credit and debt management, student loan assistance, youth and money, homeownership, identity theft, senior living and retirement. Consumers can use ACCC’s worksheets, videos, calculators, and blog articles to make the best possible decisions regarding their financial future. ACCC holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®). For more information or to access free financial education resources, log on to ConsumerCredit.com or visit https://www.consumercredit.com/debt-resources-tools/