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How Can We Help You?

Philadelphia's Financial Empowerment Centers are generously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Living Cities’ Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund.


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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched the Office of Financial Empowerment in late 2006 as the first local government initiative in the country with the specific mission to educate, empower, and protect individuals and families with low incomes.

What We Do

Philadelphia’s network of Financial Empowerment Centers provide FREE high-quality, one-on-one financial counseling with professionally trained counselors to help clients transition from debt management to saving.


Hotline: 1-855-FIN-PHIL


  • Develop and strengthen residents’ financial literacy skills with improved ability to be self-sufficient through four key outcomes: learning how to reduce debt, increasing savings, improving credit, and becoming banked
  • Assist individuals to gain control over their financial situations, savings, and attaining higher economic status and security through financial literacy