Guide me to a wise use of the gifts you have entrusted to me—my time, my talents, and my treasure. May I use them for your greater glory! - from the Steward's Prayer
The Diocese of Providence is pleased to offer the following opportunities for individuals and families learn more about responsible financial management.
Family Futures: Learning that Adds Up to Savings
Family Futures is a six-week course consisting of weekly, one hour classes that teach families and individuals the importance of responsible money management. This program specifically targets families who are low-income, unemployed or living on fixed incomes such as social security or disability. Topics covered include basic budgeting, banking, debt management, saving money on energy bills, job hunting, and resume building. The lessons are taught by some of the community’s leading experts on financial fitness.
At the end of the course students may elect to work one-on-one with a financial coach. Coach and student will meet once a month for a minimum of six months to address the student’s financial challenges through a practical and manageable approach. Financial Coaches may help students with a wide variety of goals, including writing monthly budget, opening a bank account, or creating a plan to reduce debt.
Our Family Futures program is designed to reduce or alleviate the daily stress individuals and families feel when they consistently rely on resources such as food pantries, utilities assistance programs, and other social services to survive.
The class is offered at Project Hope, 474 Broadway in Pawtucket.
Banking on the Future -Financial Literacy Class for Immigrants and Refugees
This program is a six week course designed to provide refugees and immigrants basic instruction on budgeting, the U.S. Banking system, debt management, the credit system, taxation, and how to make financially wise decisions. Our hope is to give Refugees and Immigrants the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions for their financial future in a new country.
The class is offered in the Chancery (Diocesan Administrative Offices), One Cathedral Square in Providence.