Getting more families on the road to gaining financial independence is the driving force behind the creation of our SparkPoint OC—one-stop financial empowerment centers to help hard-working low-income residents gain free access to personal financial coaching and resources here in Orange County.
Improving family financial stability through job training and financial education gives determined residents the tools they need to thrive and break the cycle of poverty.
SparkPoint OC Financial Empowerment Centers help families create step-by-step personal finance plans to tackle their specific needs. With the help of one-on-one financial coaching, attainable goal-setting plans are created in three key areas:
- Increasing income—free tax prep and tax credits, accessing public assistance, job training and placement
- Managing credit—improving credit scores, managing debt, creating sustainable household budgets for greater financial freedom
- Building assets—savings and asset planning to help families reach goals like buying a home or paying for college
More than 300 individuals participated in SparkPoint OC last year. By providing access to a full range of free financial resources and coaches, hard-working, low-income families now have a path to escape financial hardship and attain self-sufficiency.
Together, we can transform the lives of children and families in Orange County by reducing the percentage of financially unstable families by 25% by 2024.
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Free SparkPoint OC Service Locations
- SparkPoint OC at Abrazar in Westminster
- SparkPoint OC in Schools
SparkPoint OC helped me in so many ways. I have my finances under control, I have a better credit score, a nice savings account—and I got help getting financial aid for college. I LIVE UNITED because I want a better future for my son.