United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (UWMOC) announces the expansion of the Financial Success Center (FSC) Network from a flagship location in the Freehold Raceway Mall to ten sites throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. Free services are now provided in Bayville, Eatontown, Freehold, Keansburg, Long Beach Island, Manahawkin, Neptune, Red Bank, South Toms River and Toms River. The FSC Network is a partnership of nine organizations: Affordable Housing Alliance, Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, Fulfill, Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHAMC), Monmouth County Workforce Development Board, Navicore Solutions, Social Community Activities Network (SCAN), St. Francis Community Center (LBICC) and UWMOC.
“United Way is proud to serve as the convener of the FSC Network in order to make a significant impact on our community,” said Timothy Hearne, President & CEO of United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. “Together with our partners, we are tackling the issue that 39% of households in Monmouth and Ocean counties are struggling to afford basic needs as the cost of living increases and wages lag behind—which is up 4% from 2016.”
Financial Success Centers provide comprehensive resources under one roof to help Monmouth and Ocean County residents move from financial difficulty to economic well-being. Participants will meet one-on-one with a trained Financial Coach who will develop an action plan to meet their goals. All FSC services are free and include ways to manage your money, increase income, find a better job and improve housing.
For a full list of FSC services, locations and more information, visit uwfinancialsuccess.org.