United Way of Greater Mercer County launches new financial coaching program

The United Way of Greater Mercer County has partnered with another non-profit organization, GreenPath Financial Wellness to provide financial coaching and debt management services free of cost to residents of Mercer County.

In response to the unanticipated financial hardship that the COVID-19 pandemic has created for many residents in the county, the program will help people look at a household’s entire financial picture, including such issues as paying for essentials, understanding debt repayment options, balancing housing costs with credit card debt, and student loans. Individuals and families will be able to develop a plan with a financial coach free of charge. 

“Over fifty thousand families (in our region) were struggling before COVID-19 and that number has only increased due to the public health crisis,” said Sandra Toussaint, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Mercer County. “Strong families equate to a thriving community. We are committed to assisting those facing financial uncertainties navigate new waters towards better financial health.”

The United Way also offers other services, including a free tax preparation program and a benefits access program for residents who qualify for federal benefits and health insurance programs.

To schedule a free financial coaching session, call 844-214-7491 or visit www.uwgmc.org/financialcoaching. Information is available in English and Spanish.