“Our clients do a lot of financial juggling just to get by. When an unexpected expense comes up, they just can’t make it without help,” said Sherri Longhill, EA program director. “Catholic Charities wants to empower our clients to work towards long-term self-sufficiency while preserving their dignity and self-esteem."
But achieving self-sufficiency means knowing how to manage income, expenses, and financial planning. So Catholic Charities has teamed up with the nonprofit Britepaths, whose mission is to educate, empower, and move people toward financial stability.
Now Catholic Charities clients have the opportunity to attend classes taught by a trained financial coach, to learn about how to budget, reduce debt, set financial goals, and create action plans to meet these goals. Upon completion of the course each client receives a $100 gift card.