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Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Southwest Georgia (CCCS of Southwest GA) has joined Money Management International (MMI). “Partnering with MMI allows us to expand and improve on our mission by providing our community and clients with the highest quality financial counseling and education services,” said Irma Whitten, President and CEO of CCCS of Southwest GA. “In addition to the experienced, hands-on assistance they've come to expect, local families will now have increased access to a diverse collection of valuable national programs, educational tools, and potentially life-changing resources.”
CCCS of Southwest GA has been providing financial education services, including credit counseling, debt management assistance, and community financial education programs, to local residents since 1991. Over nearly 25 years of service, the financial educators at CCCS of Southwest GA have helped more than 55,000 individuals and families regain control of their finances. Together, the combined organizations will provide consumers with face-to-face financial education and counseling services at nearly 70 branch locations nationwide, with 24 hour a day, 7 day a week assistance available by telephone and internet. Area residents will continue to have access to in-person counseling and education services at CCCS of Southwest GA's existing location.
Local branch location:
409 N. Jackson Street
Albany, GA 31701
To schedule an appointment or speak to a counselor immediately call 800.432.7310.
To speak with a support counselor about an existing CCCS of Southwest GA debt management plan call 800.479.7117.
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