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“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.”
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.
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.
In person counseling for residents across northeastern Indiana will remain available within branch offices at the following locations:
To speak with a support counselor about an existing FinancialHope debt management plan, call 800.308.2227 or visit MyCCCSaccount.com.
Creditor statements and other correspondence can be faxed to 303.632.2103.
The National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) is the nation’s oldest and largest higher education finance trade association. NCHER’s membership includes state, nonprofit, and for-profit higher education service organizations, including lenders, servicers, guaranty agencies, collection agencies, financial literacy providers, and schools, interested and involved in increasing college access and success. It assists its members in shaping policies governing federal and private student loan and state grant programs on behalf of students, parents, borrowers, and families.
Since 2007, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) has served as a trusted, neutral source of information for more than eight million homeowners. They are partnered with, and endorsed by, numerous major government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of the Treasury.
The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD works to strengthen the housing market in order to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.
The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Their mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.