Providing resources and support to build stronger financial futures for families and communities
At Isles, we know that ‘getting by’ is not enough. The families and individuals we work with want to get ahead. Doing so often requires tackling financial issues on several fronts. The Financial Opportunity Center at Isles does this by providing financial coaching, income support services, employment coaching, and housing counseling through one integrated program.
Want to learn more about the Financial Opportunity Center? Call 609.341.4787
Our financial coaches understand the challenges facing today’s families. We offer realistic pathways for improvement in multiple areas of everyday personal finance, with an emphasis on credit, debt, and savings solutions. Coaches work alongside participants to establish financial goals and to put successful practices into place to achieve them. Targeted financial products (e.g., credit builder loans, matched savings accounts) may be available.
Income is central to financial health. Whether looking to land a new job, access training for a career in a growing field, or get ‘interview ready’ with a new resume and polished interviewing skills, our employment coaches provide the resources and support that participants need to secure or advance their jobs and careers. Employment coaches work with participants to help identify which opportunities and job pathways are right for them and match them with trainings and other resources.
Interested in training for a new career? Contact us to learn about our Lifelong Learning Accounts. Eligible participants receive up to $9600 for training and support.
For eligible individuals and households, public benefits (e.g., SNAP, WIC, utility assistance, health insurance) can provide essential financial resources to address the pressing needs that individuals and families face. Our Income Support staff help participants to navigate these complex programs to apply for and access applicable services. Information and referrals for free and low-cost resources (e.g., medical care, household goods, childcare services, home repairs, and youth programs) are also provided through partner organizations and other Isles departments.
Housing expenditures are the most costly monthly expenses in most households. Moreover, housing is about more than shelter. It’s linked to health, education, safety, and overall quality of life.
Isles is a HUD-Certified housing counseling agency, offering first-time home buyer, foreclosure prevention and rental counseling services. We provide both group education and one-on-one counseling. To learn more about these services, please visit Housing Counseling at Isles.