What We Do

Financial Center

The Financial Center at The Village, in partnership with United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, helps individuals living in Hartford over the age of 18 with incomes less than $50,000 per year effectively manage their finances and achieve financial goals.

Financial Coaching:
Through free one-on-one coaching and financial education classes, participants learn how to create a budget, understand and improve credit scores, reduce debt, define their financial goals, and develop a plan to reach their goals. Participants may also be eligible to open a Matched Savings Account to begin building their savings to purchase assets (e.g., a car, school uniforms for their children, a computer and much more). A match is available for qualified Hartford women, helping them achieve their goals sooner.

Career Coaching:
Increasing income is an effective way to improve financial stability. The Village’s Career Coach works with individual to identify their unique skills and interests, build a professional resume, learn the ins and outs of applying for jobs online, improve networking skills, and connects them with certification programs to build job skills.

Housing Mobility:
This program is open to the families whose housing vouchers are through J. D’Amelia and Associates and whose designated Housing Authority is West Hartford, Vernon or Manchester. In partnership with Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and Connecticut Department of Housing.

We assist families in finding the perfect home. A better, safer neighborhood can provide a better quality of life, access to better schools, parks, public transportation and jobs. Each family receives one-on-one support to find an apartment that meets their needs, workshops on home maintenance, community tours and financial coaching to help them prepare for a move an beyond.

Access Services
The Financial Center is open to individuals living in Hartford with incomes less than $50,000 per year. Individual Development Accounts are specifically open to women living in Hartford with incomes less than $50,000 per year. Housing Mobility services are for families whose housing vouchers are through J. D’Amelia and Associates and whose designated Housing Authority is West Hartford, Vernon or Manchester.

For more information or to enroll, contact Laura O’Keefe, 860-236-4511 x3836 or lokeefe@thevillage.org.

Location
The Village for Families & Children
331 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford CT  06114

MEET SOME OF OUR PARTICIPANTS

I’m Different Now Because I Have Hope: Davine’s Story

Helping Women Become Financially Stable: Jasmine’s Story

Helping Women Become Financially Stable: Erica’s Story

VIDEO Update: Erica Davey is now a homeowner!

Financially Stable: An Update on Erica and Jasmine

And Now I’m Great: Verna’s Story

Helping Women Become Financially Stable

This Financial Center is part of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and is funded by and offered in partnership with the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Women’s Leadership Council, and generously supported by New Alliance Foundation, People’s United Community Foundation, Santander and Webster Bank.