Financial Empowerment

As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare and education. Currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits. These families are walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement.


Family Empowerment Services


Program Purpose: Help ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) families to achieve financial empowerment through mentorship, connection to established programs, education achievement, and providing financial supports. These are often first generation of families coming out of poverty.  They are working and often the one that other family members reach out to in times of financial crisis.  When ALICE families need help they make too much for government support and often do not have a network of support that can help them through lean times.  We have coaches in Rapides, Avoyelles, and Grant parishes to help you reach your goals.  


Program Eligibility

• must be working.

• must meet ALICE financial guidelines. (family of 4 $35,000-65,000)

• provide required documentation. 


How to get connected

• Website: (Get Help-scroll to bottom and complete 211 request form)

• Call 2-1-1 request mentoring program


Documents Needed for Financial Services

• First page of 2022 tax return(s) or 2022 W2

• Last paystub(s)

• Driver License

• Copy of bill


Our Goal

Increase the financial mobility and socioeconomic status of individuals and families.

Our Strategies

  • Providing the financial education and resources
  • Providing career training and job placement resources.
  • Providing affordable housing and/or transitional housing with education and support to move into affordable housing.
  • Increase the awareness of and enrollment in available benefits (e.g.SNAP) and income supports to improve financial stability.

Our Financial Empowerment Initiatives

Our Financial Empowerment Partners

Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition

Housing Resource Center/Homeless Diversion Program

Hope House

Adult and Children Financial Education