The Financial Empowerment Center offers free one-on-one financial counseling as a public service for all Central Ohio residents. Our financial counselors are trained and certified by the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to help you navigate complex financial challenges and reach your financial goals. This service is offered to all Central Ohio adults, free of charge, through a partnership with Jewish Family Services and the City of Columbus.
IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT SCORE
Review your credit report and learn new strategies for building your credit score
Learn how to open a safe and affordable bank account and use it to your benefit
Set savings goals and establish healthy savings habits
schedule an appointment with a financial counselor
FREE TAX PREPARATION CLINIC
The Columbus Financial Empowerment Center, in partnership with United Way Tax Time, presents a Free Tax Preparation Clinic. The entire event is offered at no cost.
Saturday, February 11, 10:00AM-3:00PM at Linden Community Center
1350 Briarwood Ave, Columbus
Saturday, March 11, 10:00AM-3:00PM at Westgate Community Center
455 S Westgate Ave, Columbus
Saturday, May 6, 10:00AM-3:00PM at Driving Park Community Center*
1100 Rhoads Ave. Columbus
*for late filers
We invite you to join us for:
- Tax preparation by an IRS trained and certified Tax Preparer for individuals/families earning under $60,000 per year.
- A workshop (noon -1pm) presented by Chris Blakely, CFP: “Your Financial Future – The Path to Financial Health”. Chris Blakely brings decades of experience to the team at the Financial Empowerment Center. In this workshop, she will walk participants through steps to follow to improve your financial wellness. She will guide you through strategies related to setting goals, managing credit and debt, saving money, and more. All workshop attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a Kroger gift card. Sign up for the workshop here.
- A Resource fair with community organizations who offer financial resources
- Food for event participants
To learn more or schedule an appointment for tax prep call 614-237-9675 or email [email protected].
Meet the Financial Counselors
The Financial Empowerment Center is a collaborative partnership between the City of Columbus and Jewish Family Services.
Get in Touch
1070 College Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209
Call Us: (614) 231-1890
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