Financial Coaching2018-08-23T16:36:38+00:00

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Financial Coaching

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Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs)

Greater Kansas City LISC and United Way of Greater Kansas City have partnered to bring a network of Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) to help low-income families stabilize their long-term financial outlook. Based on a model developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, FOCs provide individuals and families with services across three areas: employment placement and career improvement; financial education and coaching; and public benefits access. These core services are integrated and provided to clients in a bundled fashion to reinforce one another and to provide a multi-faceted approach to income and wealth building.

  1. Employment Placement and Career Improvement – Increases low-income individuals’ access to jobs and builds an economically stable, financially literate and employable workforce.
  2. Financial Education and Coaching – Empowers people to take control over their financial future through coaching, financial literacy tools, and more.
  3. Public Benefits Access – Enables individuals and families to access information about public benefits available to them.

The FOCs empower individuals to change their behaviors and become financially stable. 

1. Prosperity Center
5151 Troost Avenue, Ste 100
Kansas City, MO  64110
816-501-4239
920 Main, Suite 100,
Kansas City, MO  64105
816-822-8083
3. Guadalupe Centers
Villa de Guadalupe, West Building
1512 Van Brunt Boulevard, Kansas City, MO  64127
816-561-6885
4. Community Services League                                                                                                                                                                            404 North Noland Rd.
Independence, MO 64050
816-254-4100
5. Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries                                                                                                                                                                        3031 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: 816.931.0027
Fax: 816.931.3511

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Additional Financial Coaching Providers

CHES, Inc.

The CHES, Inc. Credit Restoration Program was developed by this trusted nonprofit organization. Recognizing the need for results-driven credit building and restoration services, CHES, Inc. developed an effective financial and credit counseling, education and coaching program. Participants can track their progress and communicate with their coach online, or via smart phone – all designed to fit your busy lifestyle.

CHES Inc.
3125 Gillham Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri 64109
816-533-7417
www.chescredit.org

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas –
Overland Park 

9806 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 384-6608
www.catholiccharitiesks.org

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas –
Wyandotte County

2220 Central Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 621-3445
www.catholiccharitiesks.org

Catholic Charities Kansas City – Saint Joseph
4001 Blue Parkway, Suite 250
Kansas City, MO 64130
816.221.4377
800.875.4377 toll free

www.catholiccharities-kcsj.org

Apprisen Financial Coaching

Apprisen is a non-profit organization that concentrates efforts on financial coaching and credit counseling.  You can meet with a certified financial counselor in a free, initial counseling session that sets the foundation for identifying what you want to accomplish, including solutions to credit and debt concerns.

Through the online application, you can submit preliminary information that gets routed directly to a counselor. A certified financial counselor will contact you to discuss your situation and provide advice and guidance on possible solutions.

If you would like to make an appointment to speak with a certified financial counselor, you can call 1-888-867-1513 or click here.

Apprisen – Independence
3737 S Elizabeth Street, Suite 204
Independence, MO 64057
(816) 364-3337
www.apprisen.com

 

Find Financial Education Programs

There are many organizations that provide financial education programs and services in Metropolitan Kansas City.

  • To view available classes and events, visit the Money Smart KC Calendar.
  • To find financial education tools to increase your financial knowledge, visit our Topics Page.
  • To learn more about factors that increase income and can help to better understand the difference between financial education, financial capability and economic mobility, check out our Economic Mobility topic.

Specific Financial Coaching Categories

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In Kansas City the goal of the financial coaching is to stabilize, financially educate, bank and promote economic mobility with all Metropolitan Kansas City families.  A financial coach can help establish a plan for increased economic mobility.  We want to create financial resiliency with all Metropolitan Kansas City families, but we want to encourage increased income and assets as well.  Please consider meeting with a financial coach that can help you achieve your goals.

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Housing Financial Coaches

  • CHES Inc. – 816-533-7417 – CHES, Inc. is a HUD Certified, 501(c)(3) nonprofit housing, financial education, and counseling organization, empowering people just like you every day.  Browse our website and discover what CHES, Inc. can do for you!
  • Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI) – 785-234-0217 or 800-383-0217 – HCCI is HUD approved and provides quality credit counseling and personal money management services.  Offices are located in Topeka, Lawrence and Manhattan.
  • Apprisen – 1-888-867-1513 – Apprisen is a nonprofit financial coaching and credit counseling organization.  You can meet with a Certified Financial Counselor in a free, initial counseling session that sets the foundation for identifying what you want to accomplish, including solutions to credit and debt concerns.

Additional Organizations That Offer Financial Coaching Services

Financial Opportunity Centers

Greater Kansas City LISC and United Way of Greater Kansas City partner to create Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) to help low- and moderate-income families achieve their financial goals.  FOCs empower people to take control of their financial futures through education and coaching, career planning and placement, and access to critical public and private benefits that increase household income. Learn more about the FOC model here.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas –
Overland Park 

9806 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 384-6608
www.catholiccharitiesks.org

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas –
Wyandotte County

2220 Central Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 621-3445
www.catholiccharitiesks.org

Catholic Charities Kansas City – Saint Joseph
850 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 659-8240
www.catholiccharities-kcsj.org

El Centro, INC – Si, Se Puede! (Yes, You Can!)
650 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 677-0100
www.elcentroinc.com

CHES Inc.

3125 Gillham Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri 64109
(816)533-7417
www.chesinc.org

Housing and Credit Counseling Inc.
1195 SW Buchanan, Suite 101
Topeka, KS
(785)234-0217 or (800)383-0217
www.hcci-ks.org

The Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center (HIC)

3200 Wayne Avenue Ste. 210
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816)931-0443
www.gkchic.com

Justine Petersen

1023 North Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, Missouri 63106
(314)533-2411
www.justinepetersen.org

KCSourceLink

4747 Troost Ave, Ste 123
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816)235-6500 or (866)870-6500
www.kcsourcelink.com

Small Business Financial Coaches

  • FDIC Money Smart for Small Business, an instructor-led small business curriculum created by the SBA and FDIC, is designed to provide introductory-style training for new and aspiring entrepreneurs. The 13 modules provide essential information on running a small business from a financial standpoint.
  • KCSourceLink – 816-235-6500 or 866-870-6500 – KCSourceLink helps aspiring startups and established small businesses find the right business resource to start, scale, or accelerate.
  • JustinePETERSEN – 314-533-2411 – Justine PETERSEN is staffed by credit experts.  They can assist you in working to improve your credit score, create new lines of credit, and deal with old credit issues.  JustinePETERSEN’s approach emphasizes new lines of credit to positively impact your credit score.
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