Community Financial Center

What are Community Financial Centers?

United Way for Southeastern Michigan launched the Community Financial Initiative to encourage families as they accomplish their financial goals. By partnering with trusted community based organizations, United Way for Southeastern Michigan is assisting families back on the path to financial stability.

Community Financial Centers focus on two key services  to coach clients KEEP and GROW their hard earned dollars and become more financially stable.


Program Services

  • One-on-one, confidential financial coaching
    • Credit
      • Understanding
      • Using
      • Establishing
      • Building
      • Improving
    • Debt
      • Managing
      • Getting out
      • Paying off
    • Finances
      • Managing
      • Getting on track
      • Organizing
    • Budgeting
    • Saving
  • Access to income supports such as child care subsidies as they transition
  •  Access to lower-cost financial products and savings vehicles
  • Understanding & accessing employer-offered benefits [401{k) & 403(b}plans]
  • Accessing tax return opportunities (earned income tax credits, child care or heating credits)

For information and to register, please call Ms. Brandi Woods, at the International Institute, at (313) 871-8600 ext. 238
or email