ACCC Receives Grant from the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office and Division of Banks to Support Homeless Veterans
ACCC receives grant to provide Operation Money Wise Brockton VA financial workshop series for homeless veterans
(Boston, MA) – June 26, 2019 – National nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) announced today it has received a $5,000 grant from the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s office and the Baker-Polito Administration’s Division of Banks for Operation Money Wise Brockton, VA for the second year. The grant will support an eight-month financial workshop series to address the financial challenges and educational needs of homeless veterans committed to recovery from mental health and addiction problems in a residential therapeutic setting. ACCC is based in Newton, MA.
“We are extremely grateful to have the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s office and the Division of Banks’ support for the Operation Money Wise program that will help more local veterans than ever before,” said Steve Trumble, President and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling. “This eight-month workshop series will provide our local homeless veterans with the education and resources needed to help them move forward financially.”
With this grant, ACCC will be able to serve 300 at-risk veterans, a two percent target goal increase, over the course of eight months, ending in November 2019. The workshop series will encompass money management workshops, and one-on-one financial coaching sessions with targeted materials to help address the specific financial challenges faced by this vulnerable population.
The program will include a series workshop taught by expert financial counselors and will focus on various aspects of financial management, including budgeting, credit management and identity theft. It will also feature one-on-one financial coaching sessions based on the specific financial needs of individual participants. Because credit directly impacts veterans’ ability to move towards self-sufficiency, secure housing and employment, Operation Money Wise Brockton VA will provide an 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