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THRIVE Connection Financial Coaching & Education
"Financial Empowerment/Homebuyer Club Workshops/Credit Bootcamp"

We are proud to be a United Way THRIVE agency! THRIVE is about helping families create financial stability and a better future by increasing income, building savings and acquiring assets. Easter Seals' THRIVE Connection helps families connect their MIND to their MONEY by creating a plan for financial health. We want families to THRIVE!

In its first year of operation United Way THRIVE achieved remarkable success in establishing a path to financial stability for over 21,000 families. Highlights include: 

  • 10:1 Return on Investment for Year One of THRIVE
  • No cost tax preparation for 17,000 families with total refunds valued at over $21 million returned to the Houston economy with families' income up 10% plus.
  • Over 2,000 helped with financial literacy education to better budget and handle their finances.
  • Close to 800 families opened a bank account or matched savings account
  • Families in intense financial education increase income on average by $2,700.

 

Bank ON Montgomery County

Bank On Montgomery County is a new initiative supported by Montgomery County United Way and community partners to connect people with banking services and financial education with ESGH in the lead. With the generous support of banks and non-profit partners, BANK ON Montgomery County (BOMC) help individuals reach financial goals through low-cost checking accounts, small dollar loans, secured credit cards, affordable mortgage loans and personalized financial counseling. 

Please visit Bank On Houston for information on bank accounts and financial literacy.

Credit Boot Camp

  • This is an optional six month program of coaching and support for clients who need to reduce their debt and need to improve their credit scores in order to meet financial and/or home purchase goals.
  • There are three meetings; one every other month within the six month period.
  • A client can sign up to be in one Credit Boot Camp group/cohort at one time. Once a cohort meets, no other people may join that group but will be put into the next group. The client is encouraged to continue with one-on-one financial coaching until the next Credit Boot Camp begins.
  • If a person of a Credit Boot Camp group cannot attend all three classes, the client is responsible for making individual financial coaching appointments with the coaching staff.

 

Homebuyer Education Class

  • This is the eight-hour HUD approved class needed for clients who are applying for down payment assistance.
  • Clients must attend the entire class time in order to receive a certificate. The certificate is valid for 12 months from the date of the class.

 

Individual Financial Coaching

  • One-on-one financial coaching is provided to the client by appointment with a THRIVE staff member.
  • Individual coaching benefits the client by getting help to create financial goals, create household budget and offers detailed financial guidance to the client's unique situation.
  • To contact a Financial Coach call 713.838.9050, extension 338.

 

Locations

Montgomery County

Homebuyer Education Class
United Way Montgomery County Building
1600 Lake Front Circle Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77381

Harris County

Credit Boot Camp & Financial Coaching
Easter Seals Greater Houston Main Office
4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340
Bellaire, Texas 77401

 

Homebuyer Education Class
United Way of Greater Houston Building
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas 77007

 

Easter Seals Greater Houston
4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340
Bellaire, TX 77401

 

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Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340, Bellaire, TX 77401 | Ph: 713.838.9050 | Fax: 713.838.9098  
Easter Seals Greater Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
*Clients are rendered services without distinction due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap. 

 

 

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