Financial Empowerment Center

 


IMPORTANT UPDATE

United Way of Summit & Medina's highest priority is the health and safety of our community. To protect the well being of our volunteers, our staff and the public, there will be no face-to-face appointments at our main or satellite locations until further notice. The following services can be scheduled online or by calling 2-1-1:

  • ASK A FINANCIAL COACH: Do you have a quick question about your finances?
    Schedule a 15-minute phone call with a financial coach to answer questions related to stimulus payments, taxes, student loans, filing for unemployment or other financial issues.
    SCHEDULE A 15-MINUTE PHONE CALL

  • VIRTUAL FINANCIAL COACHING
    Our professional financial coaches can help you navigate financial challenges, contact your creditors, negotiate payment plans, and develop a plan to stay on track with your finances during this uncertain time. Free, one-on-one financial coaching is available by phone or video chat.
    SCHEDULE VIRTUAL FINANCIAL COACHING
  • VIRTUAL VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
    Does your household earn less than $60,000 per year? If so, you’re eligible for FREE tax preparation services that can be completed remotely. Limited drive through appointments are also available for individuals without access to internet or a smart phone. Click here to learn more about Virtual VITA.
    SCHEDULE YOUR TAX APPOINTMENT


RESOURCES TO MANAGE YOUR FINANCES
DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

FINANCIAL RESOURCES


The Financial Empowerment Center

The Financial Empowerment Center is a program of the City of Akron in partnership with United Way. The Financial Empowerment Center provides financial coaching to individuals, helping them to acquire the skills to budget and save, develop healthy banking relationships and raise their credit scores.