Teaches homeless single mothers how to become self-sufficient through better money management.
ORLANDO, Fla., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homeless single mothers face incredible challenges when it comes to being able to mentally, physically and financially care for their children and themselves. These responsibilities mixed with a lack of resources can be a recipe for continuous struggle. InCharge Debt Solutions and Shepherd's House are announcing today a partnership to provide the needed financial literacy training for these women.
The private workshops will include discussions on topics such as understanding credit, how to prepare and stick to a budget, organizing one's finances, developing a savings plan and more. "These critical subjects are not always taught in our schools; so it is imperative that we educate these young women and empower them to make positive strides in their lives," noted Stacey Gray, Program Manager at Shepherd's House.
"We are extremely proud to be partnering with Shepherd's House, a program of Catholic Charities of Central Florida, which provides support to economically disadvantaged homeless single mothers," said Billie Passmore, Director of Outreach for Housing at InCharge Debt Solutions. "InCharge will offer monthly financial literacy workshops to help teach the participants how to take control of their finances and develop skills needed to become better money managers with the hope of sustaining their own place of residence one day. We are a part of the solution."
The monthly private workshops will be held at Shepherd's House, headquartered in Orlando, Florida.
InCharge Debt Solutions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides bankruptcy counseling, credit counseling, and housing counseling services to consumers and service members in need of financial literacy education, money management guidance, and help finding the right debt solution for their specific situation.
InCharge® Debt Solutions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in personal finance education, housing counseling, bankruptcy services, and credit counseling. Founded in 1997, InCharge interacted with over 1.1 million consumers in 2011 alone. InCharge is affiliated with InCharge® Education Foundation, Inc. (ICEF) which is dedicated to providing educational products, services and research supporting the personal financial literacy of consumers across America. ICEF also provides financial literacy training to servicemembers and their families through MilitaryMoney.com. InCharge is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
About Catholic Charities of Central Florida
Catholic Charities of Central Florida, Inc. is one of the foremost providers of social services in the state of Florida, having served more than 130,000 men, women and children over the past year. Catholic Charities of Central Florida's mission is to provide vital social services to people in need, regardless of race, religion or social status to improve the lives of individuals, families and the community. To learn more about Catholic Charities of Central Florida and/or Shepherd's House, you may visit us on the web at www.cflcc.org or by calling 407-674-7386.