The Financial Success Center, located in the Meridian Community Resource Center at the Freehold Raceway Mall, provides free, comprehensive resources under one roof to help Monmouth and Ocean County residents move from financial difficulty to economic well-being. It provides services through a seamless collaboration among Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Monmouth County Workforce Investment Board, Navicore Solutions and United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Since its opening in March 2015, the Center has:
- Assisted 514 participants with multiple services
- Provided 43 community events and educational workshops with a total of 448 attendees
Services include free tax preparation for eligible individuals by certified tax professionals from The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Last tax season, the Financial Success Center assisted with 219 returns, resulting in $359,915 in federal and state refunds for participants.