The Financial Success Center (FSC) Network has expanded from a flagship location in the Freehold Raceway Mall to ten sites throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. Free services are now offered in Bayville, Eatontown, Freehold, Keansburg, Long Beach Island, Manahawkin, Neptune, Red Bank, South Toms River and Toms River.
FSCs 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.
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.
This expansion will help serve the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) population in our region, which earns more than the Federal Poverty Level but less than the basic cost of living. According to the 2018 United Way ALICE Report for New Jersey, 39% of households in Monmouth and Ocean counties are struggling to afford basic needs as the cost of living increases and wages lag behind—up 4% from the 2016 report.
For a full list of services, locations and more information, visit uwfinancialsuccess.org.
Eligible residents of Monmouth and Ocean counties can get their taxes prepared for FREE at the following FSC locations through April 15, 2019:
Meridian Community Resource Center
Freehold Raceway Mall, First Floor Macy’s Wing
3710 Route 9, Freehold, NJ 07728
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm
Saturdays: 10am - 3pm
FSC TOMS RIVER
The B.E.A.T. Center - Fulfill
1769 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
Mondays and Thursdays: 12pm - 7pm
To make an appointment, dial 2-1-1 and press 27
or schedule online at fulfillnj.org under “Get Help”