CT Money School Volunteer - Financial Coach - Fairfield County Area

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Connecticut Association for Human Services

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CT Money School

One-on-One Financial Coaching

Who Are We:

Meeting financial goals can be very challenging. With individualized support, low-to-moderate income adults, couples, and families are more likely to adopt the skills to manage their finances and meet their self-identified goals. The Connecticut Association for Human Servicesprovides trained volunteer financial coaches across the state who are ready to help you meet your financial goals free of charge. We do it by helping you analyze your finances, develop SMART goals, develop a working budget, and build skills plus confidence that will help you gain control of your life and move towards financial economic success.

People from all walks of life come to us with challenges impacting their financial well being, such as:

  • Poor Budgeting Skills
  • Inability to Save
  • Overwhelming Debt
  • Poor Credit History
  • Major Life Changes
  • Loss of Job/Reduction in Income
  • Finding a better way to pay for college and reduce future debt

We Believe In:

  • Helping low-to-moderate income individuals and families throughout the State of Connecticut.
  • Helping improve financial capability education, tools and support.
  • Helping families make well-informed financial decisions by providing one-on-one coaching by a skills-based volunteer.

What We Do:

CMS Financial Coaches foster the process of behavior change by providing participants with support in the development of concrete action plans, accountability toward meeting the objectives in the plan, and additional coaching and support along the way. The one-on-one financial coaching is a three month engagement however, participants may continue if they choose.

Through our partnerships in the community, CMS Financial Coaches can connect participants to additional programs and services, such as benefits access, free tax preparation, and homeownership counseling, etc.

How To Get Involved As A Volunteer Financial Coach:

For our future volunteers, please fill out the respected forms below by using the links. Once completed please contact us with information at the bottom of the page.

Volunteer Application: https://goo.gl/forms/6OuEjtJFqle8Pb1Q2

Financial Coaching Agreement: https://goo.gl/forms/rePjoZ1jzmW3KzMQ2

For more information on our activities or how to get involved, please contact Financial Coaching Program Associate , Jonathan Colón @ jcolon@cahs.org, (860)951-2212, ext. 231. Additionally, you may visit our website at http://www.cahs.org/financial_coachingg

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About Connecticut Association for Human Services

Location:

237 Hamilton Street, Suite 208, HARTFORD, CT 06106, US

Mission Statement

The Connecticut Association for Human Services improves opportunity and prosperity for Connecticut's children and families by shaping policies and programs that significantly and measurably reduce poverty and promote a secure future.

Description

CAHS assists providers and community leaders in linking lower-income families to existing support programs and services. Efforts are directed at families under 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) provides free income tax preparation for low-wage workers who earn less than $54,000 a year.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Fairfield CountyStamford, CT 06901

(41.05296,-73.5388)
 

SKILLS

  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Service Assistance
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 3 months

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