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Financial Empowerment


What is Financial Empowerment Training?

Financial Empowerment is an in-class program that focuses on day-to-day essential financial information that applies to all individuals from many different backgrounds.

Literacy skills, such as reading, writing and math are not required to participate in the program. Class sizes are small to ensure maximum interaction and participation for all individuals.

Who is Eligible Financial Empowerment Training?

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Identifies as living with a mental illness or substance use disorder 

  • Not currently engaged in work or other education programming that would create a timing conflict – we never want to have someone remove themselves or miss time in community employment or other education/training initiatives

  • Be motivated to learn and become more financially independent

What can Financial Empowerment Training offer you?

Sessions are typically two days per-week for 8 weeks. Training stipend is offered bi-weekly.

Topics Include but are not limited to:


  • How to Set & Achieve Goals

  • Needs versus Wants

  • Savings and Banking

  • Consumer Awareness

  • Medication Coverage

  • Making Money

  • Meal Planning

  • Budgeting

  • Financial Planning

  • Income Tax Preparation


“I have taken the FLP through Pathways.  I believe that this program was the best thing in my life.  I learned a lot of interesting things and it helped me budget my money.  The instructor Alison made the class very interesting and fun to be in.”


“The most important thing I learned from FLP is the difference between a ‘want’ and a ‘need’.  I learned how to prioritize and budget my money much more efficiently and managed to cut my debt drastically in six months.”

“I was very excited to learn new things about how to save money & how to stretch a dollar. I enjoyed making budgets and shopping wisely. The program was excellent! I learned many new things and will enjoy putting them to use in the future. Thank you.”

How to be referred to Financial Empowerment Training?

You can refer yourself to us directly by clicking here.

Alternatively, to speak to a member of the team, you can call us on (902) 539-6480 or email us

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