ACCC Receives Grant from the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office to Support Homeless Veterans
National nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling receives grant to provide Operation Money Wise Brockton VA financial workshop series for homeless Veterans
(Boston, MA) – March 5, 2018 – American Consumer Credit Counseling announced today that it has received a $5,000 grant from the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s office for Operation Money Wise Brockton VA. The grant will help support a 10-month financial workshop series to address the financial challenges and educational needs of homeless veterans who are committed to recovery from mental health and addiction problems in a residential therapeutic setting.
“We are incredibly grateful to have the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s office’s generous support for the Operation Money Wise program that will benefit hundreds of local veterans,” said Steve Trumble, President, and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling, which is based in Newton, MA. “Financial literacy is a critical life skill, and this workshop series will provide much-needed education and resources to help homeless veterans move forward at this crucial time.”
With this grant, ACCC will be able to serve 295 at-risk veterans over the course of 10 months. The workshop series includes money management workshops, and one-on-one financial coaching sessions with resources to help address the specific financial challenges faced by this vulnerable population. Because credit directly impacts veterans’ ability to move towards self-sufficiency and achieve vital goals, such as housing and employment, the Operation Money Wise Brockton VA workshop series features a particular emphasis on understanding credit.
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 http://www.consumercredit.com/financial-education.aspx