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Posted on November 20, 2013

FinancialHope Counseling and Education (FinancialHope), previously Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeastern Indiana, a community-based nonprofit credit counseling agency, announced today its decision to join the Money Management International (MMI) team; the nation’s largest nonprofit full-service credit counseling agency.

FinancialHope has been providing financial education services, including credit counseling and coaching, debt management assistance, and community financial education programs for local Indiana residents since 1965.  Over the years, the financial educators at FinancialHope have assisted nearly one hundred thousand individuals and families overcome the burden of debt through repayment programs resulting in more than $102 million of outstanding debt.

“This partnership represents our commitment to providing our local community and clients with the highest quality consumer credit counseling services and financial education,” said Joe Schenkel, President and CEO of FinancialHope. “By combining resources with MMI, we are able to reach more consumers and offer more programs and services more effectively.”

Together, the combined organizations will provide consumers with financial education and counseling services through nearly 100 branch offices across the nation and with 24 hour a day, 7 day a week assistance by telephone and Internet. Local counseling and education services will continue to remain available in the Fort Wayne, Warsaw, Auburn, and Huntington communities. The agency will maintain its membership with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and its certification as a quality service provider by the Counsel on Accreditation.

“We are excited to welcome FinancialHope to the MMI family,” said Ivan Hand, President and CEO of MMI. “The FinancialHope team is a valuable part of the local communities across northeastern Indiana, and we are looking forward to continue building upon the great traditions they have established.”


To learn more about MMI’s financial education programs and services or to schedule an appointment to speak with a certified credit counselor, visit or call 800.432.7310.  To speak with a support counselor about an existing FinancialHope debt management plan, call 800.432.0420.