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The Family Financial Transformations is offered through Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas' Family Support Centers. The program is a one year commitment. Participants will partake in 3 online financial classes, in addition to meeting with a Financial Empowerment Specialist twice a month. Upon completion of the 3 online classes, participants will receive a $200.00 stipend. Participants will outline financial goals, complete a monthly budget, and will work to decrease debt, increase savings, and improve their overall credit scores. Upon completion of the one year commitment to the program, individuals will receive another $200.00 stipend. Call 785-856-2694 to enroll or hear more about this program.
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The Kansas Loan Pool Project (KLPP) is designed to help eliminate high-interest title or payday loans by issuing participants a new, low-interest loan. Each participant is enrolled in a financial education series to help develop a long-term financial plan and budget. They are also assigned a Catholic Charities case manager specialist to provide ongoing monthly support. For more information or to enroll, please contact: 785.856.2694 or email FFT@catholiccharitiesks.org