Financial Opportunity Center

Our FOC is a one-stop-shop to improve your financial well-being. Our team of financial coaches, income support advisors, and our workforce development partner, Cara Connects, will help you boost earnings & savings, reduce expenses, and find employment.

 
 
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FOC PROGRAMS

Financial Coaching
Create a budget, manage your debts, boost earnings and savings, and improve your credit.

Income Support
Explore public benefits and resources such as light and gas assistance.

Workforce Development
Our on-site partner, Cara Connects, will help you develop job skills, and find employment.


LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Meet with one of our LIHEAP counselors to learn how you can make heating and cooling your home more affordable and energy efficient. You may also qualify for energy cost discounts or monthly utility payments. LIHEAP is available to low-income, qualifying households in Cook County. Walk-ins welcome, no appointment needed.

 
 

 
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WOMEN FORWARD CHICAGO

Women Forward Chicago is a Latina-centered financial education program designed to create a safe space to set goals and build financial confidence. With your busy schedule in mind, we are happy to offer a community-style workshop, with free daycare, nutritious meals, and access to community resources that will benefit you and your family.