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Our Focus: Reduce poverty by promoting financial stability and independence.
The primary goal of the Financial Stability Collaborative is to move 85 percent of those served by program partners to self-sufficiency by providing access to resources and opportunities that include financial literacy training, education and employment that helps them move past the cycle of poverty.
One-Year Financial Stability Grantees:
The following programs will receive $110,500. Partners in this group have committed to support a 1% community-wide reduction in poverty and a corresponding 1% increase in financial stability. Quarter 1 saw 350 people resolve eviction or foreclosure issues with the help of 7 funded partners. In Quarters 2 & 3, 63 out of 167 individuals struggling with employment issues were able to obtain steady employment.
American Red Cross: Disaster Services
BRACE: Heritage Oaks Affordable Housing Program
Boys and Girls Club: Money Matters Program
Catholic Charities: Circles NWFL
Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast: Career Connection Program
Legal Services of Northwest Florida: Independence for Dependent and Homless Youth
Legal Services of Northwest Florida: Veterans Legal Assistance
The Salvation Army: Social Services/Basic Needs
The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter (Sally's House)
Three-Year Financial Stability Grantees:
The following programs will receive a total of $187.499 over a three-year period. Partners in this group have committed to support a 1% community-wide reduction in poverty and a corresponding 1% increase in financial stability. Quarter 1 reports indicate that 21 people maintained their financial stability and were able to discontinue benefits. 248 out of 319 individuals who needed help improving their access to mainstream financial services were able to open accounts, a move which reduces their need for using predatory lending services.
Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County: Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County
FavorHouse of Northwest Florida: Domestic Violence Shelter Program
United Way 2-1-1 Northwest Florida: United Way 2-1-1 Northwest Florida
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