Program Spotlight - Financial & Homeownership Counseling
The Ann B. Barshinger Financial Empowerment Center for Lancaster County, a division of Tabor, offers financial and homeownership counseling services, and financial education workshops. Counseling services are provided using a client-centered “holistic” model that is comprehensive and encourages follow-up client engagement with Tabor’s certified financial counselors.
We counsel clients who want: help with getting consumer debt under control; help understanding their credit report and improving their credit; basic personal financial management coaching; a structured savings program to build financial stability; assistance with student loan debt; to buy their first home, are in danger of losing their home to foreclosure, or are referred by lenders for reverse mortgage counseling.
Financial counseling sessions begin with a standard financial assessment to help the client articulate specific goals that will guide the session and the development of a personalized action plan. The remainder of the initial session is devoted to addressing the clients’ most pressing needs or concerns. This normally includes a credit review, developing a workable household budget and an action plan for achieving the client’s goals. Follow-up coaching, in person or by phone, helps clients stay on track with their action plans and enable the counselors to continue to assist them to achieve their financial goals. Most of the counseling is done in person and sessions last from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the purpose and type of counseling.
To schedule an appointment, call 717-358-9364.
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