Looking for support? Check out out the programs we offer.
Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know, especially when it comes to managing your money. It only takes a few stumbles to get off course. And it can be really tough to bounce back. By offering one-on-one consultations and workshops, we help families develop knowledge around budgeting, saving, debt management and credit information. We coach them on how to set and reach their financial goals. We help them get back on track for a more secure future.
To learn more, connect with Lauren Fontanarosa at (503) 232-0007×228
Don’t miss Mark Oliver, financial coach at MFS, discussing strategies for tackling student loan debt on our Moving Lives Forward podcast via Portland Radio Project.
We have a great public transportation system but the truth is it doesn’t go everywhere and it doesn’t operate 24/7. For some parents, getting to work can be such a challenge they run the risk of losing their jobs. Not to mention the added stress of getting kids to childcare and school. The ability to access affordable loans to purchase, repair, or refinance a car can be life-changing for working parents. In partnership with local credit unions, we’re getting parents on the road when they need it most.
To learn more, contact Landra Glover at (503) 232-0007×150
How can you pay for college or vocational training when you don’t have the money? We offer Individual Development Accounts to participants who are already receiving services through other programs at Metropolitan Family Service, which allows them to create a savings plan where every dollar saved is matched. This helps MFS participants achieve their dreams of attending and affording college or enrolling in vocational training programs; save for retirement, a rental deposit, a home repair, or to purchase a vehicle. Along with that, savers in this program receive ten hours of financial education training, and have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a financial coach to develop short-and long-term financial stability plans. MFS’ IDA program is a partnership with CASA of Oregon and the Oregon IDA Initiative.
Please note: The Ways to Save program is currently unable to accept new clients.
For information about the program, please contact our team at (503) 232-0007×104
Through the IRS VITA program, MFS CASH Oregon provides low income families and individuals from every community and background in Oregon with the tools and resources to begin building solid financial futures. In partnership with AARP Tax-Aide, CASH Oregon supports Earned Income Tax Credit outreach and free tax preparation programs.
For information about the program, visit CASH Oregon’s site here