The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To inspire underserved families to achieve quality lives and build a legacy of self-sufficiency
CCSI provides programs that empower families who typically receive public housing assistance to become personally and financially self-sufficient. There are two main programs where this is accomplished.
Basic Financial Training:
Four-week course that provides basic money-management skills. Topics addressed include: 1) Fundamentals of money management and saving 2) Review of credit history 3) Overview of the homebuying process
Mentoring Towards Independence
Families are paired with a mentor family who attends 9 months of Adult Basic Life Skills classes. The family is required to save towards an Individual Development Account which is matched $2:$1. The account is eligible to be used to purchase a home, pursue higher education, or start a business.
While adults are in class, their children attend the PASS program which focuses on Personal, Academic, Social, and Spiritual success. They are paired with a tutor to assist them in achieving these goals.
Personalized Financial Counseling is provided at no charge to participants of both programs.