Independence Heights, 4808 Yale Street, Houston, TX 77018

Financial Opportunity Center
At the Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) we can help you gain financial stability – for good. Using a proven, research-based curriculum, we will empower you with critical skills and tools.  Beyond employment, the FOC can help you map a path to financial stability.

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

Service Areas

Houston, Conroe, The Woodlands, and surrounding areas


If you are interested in applying for (FOC) services, we invite you to view our Program Overview video and complete our online application by submitting an application below.

Take a virtual tour and learn more about our Financial Opportunity Center.

How to apply

If you want to apply for Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) services, we invite you to view our Program Overview video and complete our online application by clicking the “Apply Here” button above.

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

Financial Coaching

Participants will engage in financial literacy workshops and receive one-on-one financial coaching. The program also includes access to savings and credit-building products through partner banks and credit unions.

Employment Services

Participants will receive one-on-one employment coaching. Services include resume assistance, mock interviews, job placement assistance, and job retention support.

Income Supports

Participants will receive benefit screening services, benefit application assistance, and linkages to community services related to food, clothing, etc.

Workforce Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Logistics & Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Information Technology
  • Behavioral Health

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