The Financial Success Center (FSC) Network celebrated its one-year anniversary of the expansion to ten sites throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. Free services are 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 meet one-on-one with a trained Financial Coach who develops an action plan to meet their goals. New for this year is the addition of mobile outreach to bring FSC services directly to participants. All FSC Network 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.
Select FSC locations are also Benefit Enrollment Centers (BECs), helping seniors and adults with disabilities receive assistance to see if they qualify for benefits including prescriptions, utilities, groceries, health care and much more. For a full list of services, locations and more information, visit uwfinancialsuccess.org.
Participants in a financial education workshop series graduated after completing the four-week program hosted by FSC Network partner Affordable Housing Alliance.