CA$H Maine (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope), supported by United Way, is a partnership of community leaders and industry experts working together to help individuals and families achieve long-term financial stability. Through community and workplace outreach, these partnerships encourage individuals and families in Maine to find ways to make the most of their money. Check out their website for online resources or information on free money management courses. Or, stop by one of their ten locations throughout the state for free in-person financial advice from trained volunteers.
CEI offers financial literacy courses and one-on-one financial coaching and housing counseling for low-income adults. CEI also offers an Individual Development Account program for refugees and asylees who qualify.
The Maine Military Family Assistance Center’s mission is to provide a focal point of information for Veterans, Service Members, and their families. They strive to keep all aware of the benefits and services for which they qualify. The center works to provide resource and referral for financial assistance, Personal Finance Counselors, housing and employment opportunities, legal resources, and much more. To learn more and get the assistance you need, call our 24/7 hotline 1-888-365-9287, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MaineMFAC.
MaineHousing supports non-profit organizations that deliver housing counseling service in rural areas and underserved populations, specifically financial capabilities education and counseling services, including ESL, in the immigrant and refugee communities and Native-focused financial capabilities, pre-purchase and post purchase education and counseling in Maine’s tribal areas. MaineHousing also supports hoMEworks 10-hour homebuyer education classes, the schedule of which can be found at www.mainehomeworks.org, and provides home buying orientation presentations upon request.
Merrymeeting Adult Education provides classroom presentations and individual counseling pertaining to college transitions and filling out the FAFSA to individuals living in Northern Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties.
Town & Country Federal Credit Union offers a variety of online and in-person financial education resources. Visit their Savvy Money site to view your credit score, work on your budget and explore other personal finance topics. Or, for in-person education, contact them to schedule a Financial “Wellness Workshop” in your school or workplace.