Financial Opportunity Center

Financial Opportunity Center

At the Financial Opportunity Center, Volunteers of America Texas is helping people gain financial stability – for good. By empowering individuals with critical skills and tools using a proven, research-based curriculum, we are changing the face of poverty, one person at a time.

The Financial Opportunity Center offers a wide array of bundled services in three core areas: increased wages, improved finances and access to public benefits.

Employment Services

Job readiness workshops
Job placement, retention and career advancement assistance
Job skills training and certification
Computer classes

Financial Coaching

One-on-one financial coaching
Financial literacy workshops
Tax season assistance
Access to fairly priced financial products and services through partner banks and credit unions

Income Support for Eligible Individuals

Food stamps
Health insurance
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Locations

Independence Heights, Houston
4808 Yale Street
Houston, Texas 77018

The Independence Heights Financial Opportunity Center in Houston is supported by LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) and the United Way THRIVE collaboration. It offers a range of employment services, financial education and planning support that helps individuals improve their financial knowledge and health.

Montgomery County, Conroe
731 West Davis
Conroe, Texas 77301

Funded by a grant from the Montgomery County United Way, the new Financial Opportunity Center offers financial counseling, vocational training, job readiness training and individual career counseling, among a number of other services specific to the needs of Montgomery County residents.

Need help?

Orientations are currently available every Friday at 9 a.m. at our location at 4808 Yale Street in Houston's Independence Heights community. The center also hosts a four-day job readiness and financial literacy workshop every month, including female-only classes. Services are free and offered to all.

For more information, please contact:
Danita Wadley
Regional Director of Houston Programs
dwadley@voatx.org

Thank you partners!


This document was supported by Grant [90FX0051-01-00 ] from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.

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Financial Opportunity Center

Volunteers of America Texas Financial Opportunity Center provides financial coaching, job skills training and employment coaching for veterans others in need.