Starting September 27th Financial Counseling Now in Elizabethtown

Tabor Community Services is pleased to announce that its Ann B. Barshinger Financial Empowerment Center for Lancaster County (BFEC) will offer in-person financial counseling services in Elizabethtown, PA. Services include financial assessments, assistance to develop a workable household budget, a personalized action plan to help people achieve their goals, help with reviewing and understanding one’s credit report and how to improve credit scores, effective strategies for paying down debt, counseling to buy a home, and on-going financial coaching to help people stay on track and make needed adjustments as life changes.

Tabor working with Elizabethtown Community Housing & Outreach Services (ECHOS), is now able to provide an office in partnership with Alliance Church 425 Cloverleaf Rd Elizabethtown, PA 17022, a certified BFEC financial counselor will be seeing clients by appointment every 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month. Tabor will also start offering its curriculum of free financial education workshops. To register for workshops please call 717-361-1307 or email for more information or to RSVP.

Scheduling for Financial Counseling at the Elizabethtown office is being done by BFEC staff at Tabor’s main office in Lancaster. For an appointment in Elizabethtown contact Barbara at 717.358.9364 or and be sure to request an appointment in Elizabethtown. More information about the services of the BFEC are available on Tabor’s website at under the Barshinger Financial Empowerment tab.

ECHOS is excited to partner with the Ann B. Barshinger Financial Empowerment Center to offer financial workshops and individualized financial counseling to the greater Elizabethtown and Mount Joy areas. There are no income requirements or restrictions to attend these FREE educational opportunities. “Many of our residents in the Elizabethtown/Mount Joy area have limited means to reliable transportation. Providing these workshops in our home town benefit all residents,” said Deb Jones, Director of ECHOS. “There is an ongoing need for financial education in our communities and these services open the door for people to take steps to move forward. We are delighted for this partnership.”

ECHOS serves individuals who are experiencing homelessness, at-risk of homelessness,

or in need of services. They provide: Information and referrals; Outreach and Engagement; Case Management and Advocacy; Housing Location and moving assistance; Supportive Housing and Other seasonal services.

For the past 49 years Tabor has been helping clients learn how to meet their housing and financial challenges, rebuild their lives, and contribute to the strength of the Lancaster community in the process. Tabor’s comprehensive array of programs and services include: rapid re-housing for those experiencing homelessness, rental counseling to prevent homelessness, transitioning sheltered persons to permanent housing, supportive housing, budget counseling, financial literacy education, consumer credit counseling, first-time home-buyer counseling, default mortgage counseling, counseling to achieve financial self-sufficiency, and matched savings accounts to help low-income families save for purchasing assets such as a home or education. Tabor also offers specialized programs which serve the specific needs of veterans, disabled persons, individuals experiencing mental illness, and women exiting prison. This year Tabor will serve more than 4,600 individuals through 20 different programs. For more information about Tabor, visit


Todd Capitao, Manager

Ann B. Barshinger Financial Empowerment Center for Lancaster County

(717) 358-9392

308 E. King Street

Lancaster, PA 17602

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