Financial Education & Counseling

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Any of a variety of programs that provide information or education regarding financial matters, including basic financial education and individualized credit and financial counseling programs.

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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-467-9610
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
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Address:
311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-467-9610
Email: info@comcap.org
Eligibility:

Resident of Rhode Island and catchment areas are Cranston, Scituate, Foster, and Coventry, though some programs are statewide. Eligibility varies with programs.

Services Provided:

Multiple locations and caring staff works within our many departments to provide comprehensive, coordinated care and case management.

Family Support and Services link

  • WIC
  • Healthy Families America and Love that Baby
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
  • Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP)
  • RIWorks

Childcare, Early Head Start and Head Start link

Learn to Earn youth summer employment  link

See website for information on all programs.

Provider Profiles:

Comprehensive Community Action Program is a private, nonprofit community action agency formed under the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act.

CCAP is one of Rhode Island's largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. Our professional staff provides a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.
Additional information on locations link

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/7/2021
Providence Skills Center
790 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-480-8984
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action
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Address:
Providence Skills Center
790 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-480-8984
Eligibility:

Ages 14-24

Services Provided:
  • Work Readiness
  • GED Classes
  • Financial Literacy Program
  • Earn to Learn
  • Paid Work Experience Program
  • Case Management
Provider Profiles:

CCAP’s Employment, Training, and Education Programs assist the youth of Rhode Island ages 14 – 24 through free education, training programs, Work Readiness and Job Placement assistance. We provide a full range of services to youth enrolled in school and out of school. All enrollees are connected with a case manager to assist them in their education or employment goals throughout the program. Cash incentives and bus tickets are given to those who qualify.

Ages 14 to 24

Satellite Office:  One-Stop Career Center – Providence,  netWORKri, One Reservoir Ave., Providence, RI 02905 – 401.480.8984

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/17/2021
25 Webb Street
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-490-0822
Address:
25 Webb Street
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-490-0822
Email: info@svdpri.org
Services Provided:
  • Basic Needs including food pantry
  • Financial Education
  • Youth Leadership
Provider Profiles:

The mission of SVDP Rhode Island is to be an inclusive community that fosters personal transformation through friendship with and comprehensive service to those in need.

We envision a world in which faith, hope, and love transform communities and lives, and our service to those in need nurtures a just society for all.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Statewide Provider
600 Mount Pleasant
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8092
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Paul V. Sherlock Center
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Address:
600 Mount Pleasant
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8092
TDD: 800-745-5555
Languages Spoken: 711 or (866) 355-9241 Spanish language relay
Services Provided:

Do you know you can work while receiving SSI/SSDI disability benefits?Yes, it is true! If you receive disability benefits and want to work, program rules known as “work incentives” make it possible. You can learn about work incentives from various publications published by the Social Security Administration (SSA), by attending a public information session, and/or by connecting with a Certified Work Incentives Benefits Specialist. To learn more visit the Work Incentive Information webpage [w3.ric.edu] of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, RI College.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Nationwide Provider
75 Pearl Street, Suite 205
Portland, ME 04101
Nationwide Provider
Address:
75 Pearl Street, Suite 205
Portland, ME 04101
Email: feedback@disabilitycouncil.org
Services Provided: Website provides helpful resources and information to wage earners, their families, the media, employers and anyone concerned about disability and the personal and financial impact it can have.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
Nationwide Provider
PO Box 105283
Atlanta, GA 30348
Phone: 877-322-8228
Nationwide Provider
Address:
PO Box 105283
Atlanta, GA 30348
Phone: 877-322-8228
Eligibility:

Free credit reports available to everyone yearly.

Services Provided: Federal law requires each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, provide consumers a free credit report every 12 months if interested. This website allows users to request a credit report from any or all of the companies annually.COVID-19 UPDATE: Continues to offer free online reports.

  • Credit Reporting Agencies
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/7/2022
Nationwide Provider
150 Court Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 347-850-2656
Nationwide Provider
Address:
150 Court Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 347-850-2656
Email: help@upsolve.org
Eligibility:

Must have Social Security Card. Based on income. Check website for details on the types of debt eligible.

Services Provided:

Provides free assistance for those facing financial distress by assisting individuals to navigate through the process of filing for personal bankruptcy (Chapter 7).

  • Bankruptcy Assistance
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 7/10/2021
Nationwide Provider
3995 Hagers Grove Road South East
Salem, OR 97317
Phone: 855-435-7787 x24
Nationwide Provider
Address:
3995 Hagers Grove Road South East
Salem, OR 97317
Phone: 855-435-7787 x24
Fax: 310-807-4103
Email: info@helpsishere.org
Eligibility:

Senior citizens and individuals with disabilities who receive pensions or social security income.

Services Provided: Legal representation for the purpose of communicating with debt collectors. Collection calls and letters go to the main office. If tax debt or student loans are an issue, will work with government agencies to achieve zero payment programs or uncollectible status. No eligible person is turned away.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 6/17/2021
Nationwide Provider
Phone: 888-995-4673
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Homeownership Preservation Foundation
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Address:
Phone: 888-995-4673
Eligibility: 200 languages
Services Provided: 24/7 hotline with housing counselors to help individuals avoid foreclosure and stay current on mortgage payments. Can act as a liaison with your lender, provide information, offer professional guidance, identify options, and connect you to additional resources.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/3/2020
Nationwide Provider
6213 N Cloverdale Rd
Suite 100
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 208-378-0200
Nationwide Provider
Address:
6213 N Cloverdale Rd
Suite 100
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 208-378-0200
Toll Free Phone: 866-688-3328
Fax: 888-347-1143
Eligibility: Anyone
Services Provided:

Debt Reduction Services is a non profit full service debt management and credit counseling service organization.

Free budget and credit counseling, free credit report reviews, low cost debt management programs and free community wide educational programs.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/4/2020
Nationwide Provider
2019 Sandy Pond Lane
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Phone: 800-291-1068
Nationwide Provider
Address:
2019 Sandy Pond Lane
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Phone: 800-291-1068
Email: info@careconnectusa.org
Services Provided:

Provides financial assistance hotlines for families.

Services Include:

For additional toll free helplines, click here.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 6/3/2021
Nationwide Provider
315 Montgomery Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 844-904-6515
Nationwide Provider
Address:
315 Montgomery Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 844-904-6515
Toll Free Phone: 844-904-6515
Email: cards@truelinkfinancial.com
Services Provided:

Provides financial services solutions to people with disabilities and people in recovery.

Services Include:

  • Guardianship Assistance
  • Personal Finances Administration
  • Representative Payee Services
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/1/2021